Recruitment Pitch For Poll Workers For 2022 General Election

Statewide Iowa — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is urging Iowans to apply to be poll workers in this fall’s election.

Poll workers check in voters on Election Day and hand out ballots. Pate says more than ten-thousand poll workers are needed across the state for each election. He says while a good number of poll workers have signed up, county auditors tell him they still need more people.

Poll workers are paid, but the rate depends on the county. Pate calls poll workers the unsung heroes of our democracy.

Visit for more information about signing up to be a poll worker. The General Election on November eighth is 83 days away.



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