Poll Watching and Reporting Issues

Poll Watching and Reporting Issues

Local Resources

National Resources

  • ACLU’s Know Your Rights about voter intimidation
  • If you have trouble voting due to lack of English fluency, ACLU has hotlines:
    • Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA / 1-888-839-8682
    • Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US / 1-844-925-5287
    • Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese): 1-888-API-VOTE / 1-888-274-8683
  • If you suspect and want to report a possible violation of federal voting laws, contact:
    • Voting Section of the U.S. Department of Justice
    • 800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767

Poll Workers Needed

Elections need poll workers! Elections need you!


Workers must be 18 years old or older, and have a social security number and be registered to vote in Dallas County. Dallas County Election workers are paid $12.00 or $16.00 an hour depending on the type of election.

Clerks must be at least 16-18 years of age and enrolled in a public, private high school home schooled, and have the consent of the principal (or parent/legal guardian in charge of education in home school). The Dallas County Elections Department must receive written authorization from the student’s parent or guardian for the student to serve in the election for which he or she is appointed.


Workers will greet each voter as they enter the polling place, verify the eligibility of potential voters, assist the Election Judge and other election duties as assigned.

Clerks will assist their local election officials by filling positions at polling places on Election Day and working under the direction of the polling place presiding judge.

Bilingual Clerks will assist the Judge in various duties including translating (Spanish) when necessary.


  • Early Voting is Tuesday, October 13 through Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Election Day is Tueday, November 3, 2020


Early Voting workers should be available to work for approximately two weeks, including the weekend. Shifts typically will not exceed 40 hours/week

Election Day workers should be available to work a minimum of 12 hours


For applications and more information:


Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2020

For Information:
DCE Student Poll Worker Programhttps://www.dallascountyvotes.org/student-election-worker/

Published by AAUW North Dallas Branch https://www.facebook.com/groups/1636029916615715/