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Adopt-a-Poll Program
The Adopt-a-Poll program provides community organizations, companies, and businesses with an opportunity to participate in the election process in Gwinnett County while raising funds for their programs or charities.

Each participating organization or business adopts a polling location for an election cycle by providing the personnel to attend training and staff the location for the election day. In turn, each poll official receives pay for his or her work, which can be used toward your organization’s fundraiser. Poll officials will be paid individually for their service and may earn up to $75 to $300 depending on their position.

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Participating organizations include:

  • Businesses/companies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Civic groups
  • School clubs
  • Athletic associations/booster clubs
  • Church groups
  • Sororities
  • Fraternities
  • Boy/girl scouts
  • Groups not affiliated with a political party, group, or cause

How can organizations participate?

Organizations must complete and submit an Adopt-a-Poll interest form to the Voter Registrations and Elections Division for consideration. After the organization has been approved to adopt a poll, it will need to select a coordinator and 5 to 10 individuals to be poll officials.

Each individual will need to complete an application on the website.

Poll official qualifications

Successful poll officials demonstrate patience, enjoy working with people, take direction well, and are detail oriented.

Poll officials must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a Gwinnett County resident or employee of Gwinnett County Government
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Not an elected official or a candidate for public office

In addition, poll officials must have transportation to and from the polling location and have access to a computer to complete online training; some officials will require additional in-person training. All officials must report to their polls by 6:00am on Election Day and work the whole day, which is approximately 14 hours.

Also, poll officials who plan to vote will need to vote absentee by mail or advance in person.

Why should my organization participate?

  • Program gives organizations an opportunity to be part of the elections process
  • Helps organizations raise money for their cause – your organization can make up to $2,000 per election
  • Organizations will have their name displayed at a polling location and be recognized for their contribution to the elections process

Note: the Voter Registrations and Elections Division cannot guarantee that your organization will be assigned to your preferred polling location. When possible, poll officials are assigned to their preferred location; however if the location is fully staffed, your organization may be asked to work at a different location. In addition, members may not all be assigned to the same polling location.