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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 for the General Election

New Jersey’s counties, in partnership with the Department of State, Division of Elections, is actively seeking residents to serve as poll workers for the upcoming General Election. You may work in any county in the state, not just the one in which you are registered to vote.

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 $21.44 per hour on in-person early voting days and $300 on Election Day.
  • Earn an additional $30 when you attend required training provided by the County Board of Elections and fulfill your commitment at the polls.
  • 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 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 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 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.

Apply now!

 

Poll Worker Application

For Early Voting and General Election Day

All fields are required.

Applicant Information

First Name
Last Name
Street Address
City/Town Zip Code

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