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Poll Workers

To be eligible to be appointed or serve as a poll worker, also known as an “election official,” a person must:
  • Be a registered voter of Cabell County for elections held in the county, and a registered voter of the municipality.
  • Be able to read and write the English language.
  • Be able to attend training and commit to working all of the election day.  
  • Not be a candidate on the ballot or an official write-in candidate (except for executive committee candidates).
  • Not be the parent, child, sibling, or spouse of a candidate on the ballot or an official write-in candidate in the precinct where the official serves.
  • Not be a person prohibited from serving as an election official due to statute; and
  • Not have been previously convicted of a violation of any election law.
Additionally, the county commission may suspend a person’s eligibility to serve as an election official for four (4) years on a majority vote of the commission, for any of the following reasons:
  • Failure to appear at the polling place at the designated time without notice or cause.
  • Failure to perform the duties of an election official as required by law.
  • Improper interference with or violating the secrecy of a voter casting a ballot.
  • Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while serving as an election official; or
  • Having anything wagered or bet on an election
If you are interested in becoming a poll worker, please call (304)526-8633 or (304)526-8626.  

Watch our new poll-worker training video HERE!

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