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Department of State

New Jersey Division of Elections

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
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Poll Workers - New Jersey citizens needed!

How to Become a Poll Worker

New Jersey’s counties, in partnership with the Department of State, Division of Elections, are 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:

1... WHY SHOULD I APPLY?

Your community needs you! By staffing a polling location, you will:

  • Earn $21.43 per hour on in-person early voting days and $300 on Election Day.
  • See our great democracy in action, firsthand, and enjoy the feeling that comes with contributing to your local community, your state and your country.

2... 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 a registered voter in the county in which you reside.
  • 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 and do not have to be registered to vote. Contact the County Board of Elections for further information.
  • Are not running as a candidate in this election.

3... WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Possible work dates for the in-person early voting period and Election Day. Hours and days may vary.

General Election
In-person Early Voting Period: October 29, 2022 – November 6, 2022
Election Day: November 8, 2022

Apply now!

 

Poll Worker Application

For Early Voting and Election Day

All fields are required.

Applicant Information

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Last Name
Street Address
City/Town Zip Code

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