The Fulton County Department of Registrations and Elections is hosting a series of recruitment fairs to hire poll workers ahead of elections season. The first fair kicked off in College Park, with additional fairs across the county later in the month.

All U.S. citizens aged 16 and up living in Fulton or neighboring counties are eligible to serve as paid poll workers

While most Fulton County poll workers are Fulton County residents, Georgia law also allows residents from adjoining counties to serve as poll workers.

These include: Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglass, Fayette, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. 

With 183 voting locations in Fulton County, needs about 2,200 people to run things smoothly.

Fulton Voter Outreach and Education manager LaShandra Little said the county has about a 90% retention rate, and she is not seeing a shortage of workers. But, she said, the county wants to be prepared.

"We want to make sure we have enough people to staff our polling locations," Little said. "And then we also make sure that we have a reserve list, so that if something does happen on Election Day or, you know, if somebody can't show up, there’s a list that you can pull from to bring somebody in."

Recruitment fairs take place in Roswell on Jan. 20 and in Chattahoochee Hills on Jan 23.