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The Division of Elections is looking for individuals to serve as election workers before, during and after Election Day. It takes hundreds of election workers to conduct an election. Election workers span the generation gap from high school students to senior citizens and mirror the amazing diversity of our state. Most important, election workers put a face on the election process and they make voters feel confident about voting. Without their time, energy and dedication, elections simply would not happen.

In Alaska, rural communities are in need of election workers and/or translators who, in addition to English, are fluent in speaking the local Alaska Native languages. Bilingual election workers are needed to provide language assistance to Alaska Native voters who have limited English proficiency. In the Kodiak area, bilingual election workers are needed to provide language assistance in the Filipino (Tagalog) language.

You will receive training prior to the election that will teach you everything you need to know.


Some of the duties of an election worker are to:

  • ensure the conduct of fair and accurate elections;
  • prepare the precinct by setting up voting equipment;
  • greet voters;
  • verify registration;
  • provide voters with appropriate ballots; and
  • close the precinct and deliver election materials.


  • registered to vote in Alaska;
  • enjoy interaction with the public; and
  • ability to perform duties in a non-partisan fashion.

An election worker cannot have a familial relationship with a candidate on the ballot in Primary, General and statewide Special Elections. A familial relationship includes:

  • mother, mother-in-law, stepmother;
  • father, father-in-law, stepfather;
  • sister, sister-in-law, stepsister;
  • brother, brother-in-law, stepbrother;
  • spouse; or
  • person sharing the same living quarters.

Work Day

Most Election workers will work approximately 15 hours on Election Day. However, some election workers share a position and work a split shift, depending on the needs of the election board. Your work days and hours may vary depending on the duties of your position.


Training is provided prior to most elections. Election workers should expect to spend at least four hours in an in-depth, hands-on training session. You will be paid for your time spent at training if you work the election.

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for an election worker position, click the appropriate link below, print the flyer, complete the form and send it to the appropriate regional office:

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