Gem State Roundup

Canyon County hiring poll workers for Election Day on Nov. 8

By: - August 5, 2022 4:10 am
Voters stand in line to vote at Middleton Middle School

The line to vote at Middleton Middle School snaked through the gymnasium, through the foyer and out the door, as voters waited up to an hour to cast their ballots in Idaho’s May 2022 primary election. (Courtesy of Becky Swain)

With the upcoming general election taking place on Nov. 8., the Canyon County Elections Office is looking to hire poll workers. 

“Poll workers are a critical component in ensuring that Election Day goes smoothly for voters,” wrote the Canyon County Elections Office in a press release. 

Poll workers must work from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day. Their duties will include helping voters check in, registering voters, issuing ballots and handing out “I Voted” stickers. Workers will receive $149 per election. 


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Must be able to work a 14-hour day
  • Must attend a short training session before the election

To apply, visit the poll worker application page at the Canyon County website.

For more information, contact the Canyon County Elections Office at 208-454-7562, or call Canyon County Public Information Officer Joe Decker at 208-455-6090.

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Mia Maldonado
Mia Maldonado

Mia Maldonado joined the Idaho Capital Sun after working as a breaking news reporter at the Idaho Statesman covering stories related to crime, education, growth and politics. She previously interned at the Idaho Capital Sun through the Voces Internship of Idaho, an equity-driven program for young Latinos to work in Idaho news. Born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Mia moved to the Treasure Valley for college where she graduated from the College of Idaho with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and international political economy.