Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Become a Poll Worker


Poll Workers are the backbone of our election system.

Election Judges, Inspectors & Clerks serve as guardians of Democracy. They are vital to efficient and honest elections. Election Officials proudly conduct elections with accuracy, integrity and dignity. Elections in Crawford County require over 300 Election Officials to work the polls every election. You can join this team of civic-minded and committed individuals who help ensure this basic right of U. S. Citizenship: to vote in fair and free elections.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I become an Election Official?

You can:

What do Election Officials do?

  • Ready the Polling Place
  • Complete required paperwork
  • Sign in Voters
  • Activate electronic voting machines
  • Close polls/prepare returns of votes cast

Who is Eligible?

To be an Election Official, you must:

  • Be a Registered Voter in Crawford County
  • Attend training class prior to each election

What is the time Commitment?

Election Officials work: From 6:00 a.m. to open the polls until the polls close and the tallying of returns paperwork is complete, approximately 9:00 p.m. (Polls open 7:00 am – 8:00 pm)

Will I be paid?

Yes! Election Officials are compensated per election: Judge - $101 plus mileage for the return of supplies to the Courthouse; Majority Inspector - $95; Minority Inspector - $95; Clerks $95.

Can I take time off from work?

That is something you will have to work out with your employer, stressing the importance of providing a civic duty to your community.

What kind of training will I receive?

Election Official attend a 1-½ to 2 hour training class held at the Crawford County Courthouse, Conneaut Lake Borough Building, or the Oil Creek Township Building and are paid $20 for attending.

Be a guardian of Democracy!


Call Crawford County Election Office at 814-337-7307.

County of Crawford, Pennsylvania
Election and Voter Services
Attention Jessalyn McFarland
903 Diamond Park
Meadville PA 16335


The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.


903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 333-7300
Toll free: 800-982-9019

Fax: (814) 337-0457

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

State of Pennsylvania