Students aged seventeen may become involved with their community and engage in the election process by
applying to the Lancaster County Student Poll Worker Program, as created by 25 P.S. § 2672 (b) of the
Pennsylvania Election Code.
Whilst serving as clerks and machine inspectors throughout Lancaster County's 240 polling sites, students
are permitted the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the election cycle before they come
of age to vote. In addition, they receive a wealth of knowledge from experienced poll workers.
Students aged eighteen may submit their poll worker interest through the regular poll worker program here.
Interested students must:
- Be a United States citizen and a resident of Lancaster County
- Be enrolled in a secondary educational institution with an exemplary academic record
- Submit this form with parental and school permission to the Election Office
- Per the Election Code, there may be no more than two students appointed to a precinct.
- The student may not serve in the position of Judge of Election, Majority Inspector or Minority Inspector.
Students will receive a follow-up email or phone call asking their preferred areas and shifts.
Compensation and training is provided.
Interested schools may:
- Designate an individual to serve as a School Coordinator who will liasion with the Election Office
- Contact the Election Office for further details.
- All Lancaster County secondary educational institutions are welcome to participate in the program.