2019 Utah Code
Title 20A - Election Code
Chapter 5 - Election Administration
Part 6 - Poll Workers
Section 602 - Poll workers -- Appointment for local elections.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 20A-5-602 (2019)
Effective 5/13/2014
20A-5-602. Poll workers -- Appointment for local elections.
  • (1) A county legislative body, a municipal legislative body, or a local district board appointing, or providing for the appointment of, a poll worker for a local election under this section shall appoint the poll worker at least 15 days before the date of the local election.
  • (2) For each precinct that uses a paper ballot, and where the ballots are counted after the polls close, the county legislative body, the municipal legislative body, or the local district board shall appoint, or provide for the appointment of, three individuals who reside within the county to serve as poll workers:
    • (a) each of whom is a registered voter; or
    • (b)
      • (i) the first of whom is a registered voter;
      • (ii) the second of whom is a registered voter and is at least 21 years of age; and
      • (iii) the third of whom is 16 or 17 years of age.
  • (3) For each precinct that uses a paper ballot, and where the ballots are counted throughout the day, the county legislative body, the municipal legislative body, or the local district board shall appoint, or provide for the appointment of:
    • (a) three individuals who reside within the county to serve as receiving judges:
      • (i) each of whom is a registered voter; or
      • (ii)
        • (A) the first of whom is a registered voter;
        • (B) the second of whom is a registered voter and is at least 21 years of age; and
        • (C) the third of whom is 16 or 17 years of age; and
    • (b) three individuals who reside within the county to serve as counting judges:
      • (i) each of whom is a registered voter; or
      • (ii)
        • (A) one of whom is 17 years of age and will be 18 years of age by the date of the next local election; and
        • (B) each of the rest of whom is a registered voter.
  • (4) For each precinct using automated tabulating equipment, the county legislative body, the municipal legislative body, or the local district board shall appoint, or provide for the appointment of, three individuals who reside within the county to serve as poll workers:
    • (a) each of whom is a registered voter; or
    • (b)
      • (i) the first of whom is a registered voter;
      • (ii) the second of whom is a registered voter and is at least 21 years of age; and
      • (iii) the third of whom is 16 or 17 years of age.
  • (5) For each precinct using voting machines, the county legislative body, the municipal legislative body, or the local district board shall appoint, or provide for the appointment of, four individuals who reside within the county to serve as poll workers:
    • (a) each of whom is a registered voter; or
    • (b)
      • (i) the first of whom is a registered voter and is at least 21 years of age;
      • (ii) the second of whom is 16 or 17 years of age; and
      • (iii) each of the rest of whom is a registered voter.
  • (6) In all jurisdictions, the county legislative body, the municipal legislative body, or the local district board shall appoint, or provide for the appointment of:
    • (a) at least one registered voter who resides within the county to serve as canvassing judge, if necessary; and
    • (b) as many alternate poll workers as needed to replace appointed poll workers who are unable to serve.
  • (7) The county legislative body, the municipal legislative body, and the local district board may not appoint any candidate's parent, sibling, spouse, child, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, daughter-in-law, or son-in-law to serve as a poll worker in a precinct where the candidate appears on the ballot.
  • (8) The clerk shall:
    • (a) prepare and file a list containing the name, address, voting precinct, and telephone number of each individual appointed; and
    • (b) make the list available in the clerk's office for inspection, examination, and copying during business hours.
  • (9)
    • (a) The county legislative body, the municipal legislative body, and the local district board shall compensate poll workers for their services.
    • (b) The municipal legislative body and local district board may not compensate their poll workers at a rate higher than that paid by the county to its poll workers.


Amended by Chapter 31, 2014 General Session
Amended by Chapter 31, 2014 General Session, (Coordination Clause)
Amended by Chapter 391, 2014 General Session
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