Poll workers to get pay increase

The Cuyahoga Valley Board of Elections announced a poll worker pay increase as it kicked off its recruitment drive on March 4. The pay increase will raise the base stipend for poll workers from $173 to $250, with the opportunity to earn up to $275. This will return poll worker compensation to its 2020 levels.

The board of elections will hire nearly 4,000 poll workers for the 2022 primary election.

“Poll workers are essential and invaluable in conducting a successful election,” said Anthony Perlatti, director of the board of elections. “We hope that this pay increase will help attract additional applicants who want to help us defend democracy on Election Day while earning some extra money.”

In addition to being paid for their service, poll workers may earn continuing education credits in some professional fields including legal and social work. 

To become a poll worker, a person must be at least 17 years old, live in and be registered to vote in Cuyahoga County, and never have been convicted of a felony.

People are encouraged to apply for a poll worker position as soon as possible by calling 216-443-3277 or visiting 443vote.us. ∞