Youth at the Booth
High School Student Worker Program

Are you a High School Student looking to serve your community? The Butler County Board of Elections is seeking responsible students to work as Poll Workers.

High School Student Workers have been a wonderful part of Butler County Elections. Being a Poll Worker includes hard work, many hours, and the ability to work well with the public as well as with the other Poll Workers who are often Senior Citizens.

Being a Poll Worker provides a hands-on experience of our democracy in action and an opportunity to earn a little money. We hope that by participating in the voting process, our young adults will understand the importance of exercising their voting rights and responsibilities.
Participating Schools
Butler Tech (Natural Science Center, School of the Arts, D. Russel Lee Career Center)
Edgewood High School
Fairfield High School
Hamilton High School
Lakota East High School
Lakota West High School
Madison Senior High School
Marshall High School
Middletown High School
Monroe Senior High School
New Miami High School
Ross High School
Talawanda High School

What are the requirements to be a Student Poll Worker?

  • Must be at least 17 and a senior in high school
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and reside in Butler County
  • Must be able to read and write English
  • Can arrange own transportation to the assigned polling location
  • Ability to assist lifting a 25-pound voting unit with another person
  • Employment paperwork for new student poll workers

What is expected of each Student Poll Worker?

  • The students need to attend a training class prior to the election-approximately 3 hours long.
  • They must attend a set-up meeting at their assigned precincts at 6:30 p.m. on the Monday evening before the Election.
  • On Election Day,workers must be at their precincts at 5:30 a.m. and stay until polls close at 7:30 p.m.
  • They must then stay to pack all voting units and assure all reports are completed.
  • They will be paid $202.05, the same as other poll workers.

Each school sets its own parameters for excusing students to be poll workers. Some schools even allow extra credit for community service. To submit an application please click here or contact us at 513-785-5711 for more information.

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