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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Fort Bend County election worker. The work our volunteers do guarantees that our elections run honestly and efficiently.

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What is 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.
What are the minimum requirements to become an election worker?
  • Must be a registered voter of Fort Bend County.
  • Must have transportation to your assigned polling location.
  • Must complete required training.
  • May not be an elected public official or a candidate for office.
How do I apply?


  1. Complete the Poll Worker Application form and e-mail it to or,
  2. Print the completed form and mail to:
    Elections Department/Poll Workers
    301 Jackson Street
    Richmond, Texas 77469
  3. Fax completed form to 281-341-4418.
Are Election Workers paid?


Election workers are paid for the days they work during the election process. Training compensation is also provided to the poll workers.

What type of people work as Election Workers?

All types!

We have senior citizens and baby-boomers; professionals, self-employed individuals and retirees. This creates a highly diverse workforce, just like Fort Bend County. We are also looking for workers who, in addition to being fluent in English, can speak other languages, especially Spanish. If you are fluent in another language, please indicate this on the Poll Worker Application form.

When are election days and what are the hours worked?
General elections are held each year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Primary elections, if held, are always scheduled for the first Tuesday in March in even numbered years. Uniform elections are held on the second Saturday in May. Early Voting begins up to 17 days prior to any election and continues through the 4th day prior to that election.

Election Workers arrive at the polling place at 6:00 AM 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 AM to 7:00 PM. Early voting hours vary from election to election.
Whom do I contact if I have further questions?

Rose Gonzalez


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