Poll Workers – New Jersey citizens needed!
How to Become a Poll Worker for the General Election
Your county, in partnership with New Jersey’s Department of State, Division of Elections, is actively seeking residents to serve as poll workers for the upcoming General Election. Here are the answers to three top questions about becoming a poll worker:
WHY SHOULD I APPLY?
Poll workers are needed across the region to work at polling centers during the early voting period of Oct. 23 through Oct. 31 and on Election Day, Nov. 2. Applicants can earn $14.29 per hour working on early voting days and $275 for the day to work on Election Day. To apply go to www.PollWorker.NJ.gov or call (856) 401-8683.
WHO CAN APPLY?
You can apply to serve as a poll worker in New Jersey if you:
- Are a United States citizen and a resident of New Jersey.
- Are at least 16 years of age. College and high school students are encouraged to apply.
Note: Those under 18 years of age will work limited hours per shift. Contact your county’s Board of Elections for further information.
- Are not running as a candidate in this election.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Possible work dates span Saturday, October 23 through Sunday, October 31 (the in-person early voting period) and Tuesday, November 2 (Election Day). Hours and days may vary.
Click here to apply online or to download an application.