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Secretary Pate encourages Iowans to become election poll workers
Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
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Kevin Hall
Communications Director
(515) 725-2942
January 25, 2022

MEDIA RELEASE: Secretary Pate encourages Iowans to become election poll workers

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging civic-minded Iowans to assist voters in the 2022 elections by becoming poll workers. Tuesday, January 25 is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day. Iowa deploys around 10,000 poll workers for each statewide election.

Poll workers are a crucial component of Iowa’s elections. They check-in voters, make sure they have the correct ballot, answer questions, and help ensure elections run smoothly in each precinct. They’re needed in all 99 counties for the June 7 primary and November 8 general election.

“You’ll be serving your state and nation, and you’ll get paid for it,” Secretary Pate said. “We cannot administer elections in Iowa without the help of our friends and neighbors at the polls. This is your chance to be a hero right in your community by helping your fellow Iowans vote.”

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission established National Poll Worker Recruitment Day in 2022 with the goal of encouraging citizens to sign up to help America vote.

For more information and to sign up to become a poll worker, visit

A graphic that you can utilize regarding becoming a poll worker is available at this link.