The Hamilton County Election Commission conducts all City, County, State and Federal elections held within Hamilton County. Election officials are an important part of the electoral process. Democrats, Republicans and Independents are all encouraged to sign up.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Will I be compensated for my time serving on Election Day?
Yes. You will receive a stipend, the range is from $135 up to $175 depending on your level of service. You must serve the full Election Day to receive the stipend.
- Will training be provided?
Yes. As a poll official, you will attend a required training session and you will be compensated an additional $20 on your stipend when the election is over. You must serve the full Election Day to receive compensation for training.
- How long will I serve on Election Day?
You will need to report to your assigned polling location no later than 7:00am Eastern (an hour before the polls open on Election Day). You are required to stay at the polling place until the polls close and all of the election equipment has been properly stored and paperwork completed.
- What should I bring with me?
You should bring food, beverages and any medications you are required to take for the day. You may also bring a book or magazines.
- Requirements to serve
You must be a registered voter in Hamilton County OR at least 16 years old and a resident of Hamilton County.
You must be willing to commit to serve the full duration on Election Day.
You must be able to understand and follow written directions.
You must be willing to attend the training session before each election.
You will be cross-trained and expected to perform multiple duties.
Close relatives of candidates on the ballot are not eligible to be poll officials.
How To Sign up
A) If you have an email address, please complete our online sign up form below for faster service.
B) If you prefer you can print out the application below and send it to our office by mail.
Send by mail to:
Hamilton County Election Commission
700 River Terminal Road
Chattanooga, TN 37406