Apply to Be a High School Student Poll Worker

High School Students in the City of St. Louis may become poll workers on Election Day as greeters, technical specialists, or election judges.


With the permission of a parent or legal guardian, high school students in the City of St. Louis may become poll workers on Election Day as greeters (between 15 to 17 years old), or as technical specialist or election judge (only if 18 years old and a registered voter).

You can receive credit for a political science/social studies course or gain community service hours towards graduation for working on Election Day.

The Board of Elections provide training before the election and support for poll workers on election day. No experience is required, and training is provided.


Make sure you meet the requirements for high school student poll worker:

  • Students must be at least 15 years old and in tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade at a St. Louis City high school.
  • Students who are 16, 17, or 18 years of age can earn community service hours for training service and working on Election Day(s) OR may be compensated monetarily for their services.
  • Students must serve as student poll workers/greeters with the permission of a parent or legal guardian.
  • Students must have a recommendation from their high school for participation in the program (principal or counselor preferred).
  • Students will work in a non-partisan capacity.
  • Student hours on Election Day are 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Ask regarding partnering hours.)


  1. Fill out the High School Student Poll Worker Application.
  2. Obtain the required signatures from parent/guardian and high school teacher, principal or guidance counselor.
  3. Mail or fax the application to

    Attn: Summer Richardson
    Assistant Deputy Republican Director
    St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners
    300 N. Tucker Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63101
    Fax: 314-622-4060.

What to Expect

After you apply, you will receive a letter or email with information on training sessions. The training session will last 1.5-2 hours.

After you've attended the training session, you'll be assigned to work at a polling location.


Board of Election Commissioners

(314) 622-4336

300 N Tucker Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63101

Monday - Friday 8 AM – 5 PM On Election Day Polls Open at 6 AM and Close at 7 PM

Contact the Board of Election Commissioners

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