Election Official Application and General Information

Election Officials, or Poll Workers, facilitate the right to vote and maintain order at the polls on Election Day.  They ensure that our elections are open, fair, impartial, and trusted.

Applying to be an Election Official

In order to be an Election Official, you will need to print and complete the Election Official Packet by clicking HERE.  


*If you wish to volunteer your time, you do not need to complete the Payroll Direct Deposit Authorization form or attach a voided check.  


Once the Election Official Packet has been completed, it can be mailed to the City Clerk's Office or dropped off in-person. Our address is 300 E Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590.  


How do I know if I will be working an election?

The Clerk's Office will send out surveys to eligible Election Officials about 6 weeks prior to each election via email.  On the survey, you can indicate if you are able to work, which shift you would prefer, and the polling location where you would like to work.  While we try to schedule workers for their preferred shifts and locations, we are not always able to accommodate the requests.  We need to keep a balance of new and experienced workers for each shift and location.