Gwinnett County looking for poll workers

As the poll worker shortage continues across metro Atlanta, a Gwinnett County spokesman said the elections office will likely be recruiting poll officials up to the last minute before the November election.

Poll workers earn up to a $390 stipend.

Applications will be accepted Aug. 31 at the Lawrenceville branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library, from 3-7 p.m.

Some of the qualifications needed to become a poll worker include:

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • At least 16 years old.
  • Must be a resident of Gwinnett County or a neighboring county such as Barrow, Walton, Dekalb, Fulton, Rockdale, Hall, or Forsyth.
  • Able to read, write and speak English.
  • Have reliable transportation to the polling location and required trainings.