Students aged seventeen may become involved with their community and engage in the election process by applying to the Lancaster CountyStudent Poll Worker Program, as created by 25 P.S. § 2672 (b) of the Pennsylvania Election Code.
Whilst serving as clerks and machine inspectors throughout Lancaster County's 240 polling sites, students are permitted the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the election cycle before they come of age to vote. In addition, they receive a wealth of knowledge from experienced poll workers. Students aged eighteen may submit their poll worker interest through the regular poll worker programhere.
Interested students must:
Be a United States citizen and a resident of Lancaster County
Be enrolled in a secondary educational institution with an exemplary academic record
Submit thisform with parental and school permission to the Election Office
Per the Election Code, there may be no more than two students appointed to a precinct.
The student may not serve in the position of Judge of Election, Majority Inspector or Minority Inspector.
Students will receive a follow-up email or phone call asking their preferred areas and shifts. Compensation and training is provided.
Interested schools may:
Designate an individual to serve as a School Coordinator who will liasion with the Election Office
Contact the Election Office for further details.
All Lancaster County secondary educational institutions are welcome to participate in the program.