Hays County is always looking for: 
Clerks (Election Day and Early Voting)
& Bilingual Clerks

Become an Election Worker

Election Workers work at the polls on Election Day and during early voting to ensure voters are able to exercise their rights in an honest and well-organized manner.

Who can be an Election Worker

You are eligible if you:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Are registered to vote in Hays County
  • Fluent in English and Spanish (for bilingual clerks)
  • Do not hold an elected office or are not the employee of an elected official
  • Are not a family member of an elected official on the ballot
  • Enjoy interaction with the public
  • Have dependable transportation to the Election Polls
  • Can work variable or long hours on election day
  • Are detail-oriented, able to take direction well and not easily distracted

When are election days and what are the hours worked?

Uniform elections are the second Saturday in May and the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Primary elections are always scheduled for the first Tuesday in March in even numbered years. Early Voting begins 12 days prior to the May election and continues through the 4th day prior to that election 17 days prior to the November election and continues through the 4th day prior to that election.

Election Workers arrive at the polling place at 6:00 a.m. on election days and must remain until the polls are closed and results are called in or transported to Election Central.  Polling places for Election Day are always open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Early voting hours vary from election to election.

What type of people work as Election Workers?

Just about everyone!  We have senior citizens and baby-boomers; professionals, self-employed individuals and those that are retired.  This creates a highly diverse workforce, just like Hays County!  We are also looking for workers who, in addition to being fluent in English, can also speak other languages, especially Spanish. If you are fluent in another language, please indicate this on your application form.

Are Election Workers paid?

Most elections pay $10.00 per hour to the Presiding Judge, and $9.00 per hour to the Presiding Alternate Judge and $8.00 to the Clerks. The Presiding Judge of the Precinct receives an additional $25.00 fee for pickup/delivery of the election supplies. Opportunities: Early Voting prior to each election and Election Day. Computer training is available for Early Voting. Schools of Instruction are held prior to every Election Day.

How do I apply?

If you would be interested in working, please contact our office at 512-393-7310 or print and complete the Poll Worker Application Form and mail to Hays County Elections, 712 South Stagecoach Trail Ste 1045, San Marcos, TX 78666 or fax to 512-878-6699.



Get involved
Assist voters on Election Day
Earn extra money
Contact your County Elections Administrator for more information to apply