Student Poll Worker Program

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

While 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 even come
of age to vote. They also receive a wealth of knowledge from experienced poll workers.

Students aged eighteen may submit their poll worker interest

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.
Students and schools that participate are eligible to apply for the Governor's Civic Engagement Award.

Additional details of poll worker duties can be located here