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Help Your Community Vote – Become a Poll Official

Fair and honest elections are the cornerstone of our democracy. Our system of self-government depends upon citizens’ faith in the election system. We cannot do it without your help, and serving as an election board member is rewarding and fun.

Click here to Join the Team Today.

Program Benefits & Compensation

  • Learn more about the electoral process.
  • Fulfill an important civic duty.
  • Meet and work with interesting people in your community.
  • Break out of the everyday routine.
  • Earn a little extra cash.


  • Early Voting: Poll Officials work 14 days before Election Day, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Individuals assigned to Early Voting must work on Election Day.
  • Election Day: Poll Officials report to duty at 6 a.m. and work until all duties are performed.


Poll Officials must attend training prior to working the election. Training helps ensure a thorough understanding of the election process, maintaining the integrity of the election, and respective roles as a poll official.

Who can apply?

  • Must be a registered voter in Bernalillo County.
  • Cannot be a candidate or related to any candidate.
  • Cannot be employed by law enforcement.
  • Must be mentally and physically able to perform the assigned duties.

How do I apply?

You can apply by clicking here or call us directly at 505.468.1291 Option 4.