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The Hon. Tahesha Way, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State

New Jersey Division of Elections And County Election Offices Seek Poll Workers For 2023 Primary Election

Trenton, N.J. – The New Jersey Division of Elections is partnering with New Jersey counties to seek residents to serve as poll workers for the upcoming June 6, 2023 Primary Election.

Those who serve their community by staffing a polling location will earn $21.43 per hour on in-person early voting days and $300 on Primary Election Day.

“We encourage citizens to participate and see our great democracy in action, firsthand,” said New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way. “Applicants who qualify will be paid to serve their community and our state.”

“Poll workers are essential to our election process,” said Assistant Secretary of State Lauren Zyriek Enriquez, who serves as Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Elections. “For the upcoming June primary, we will need thousands of New Jersey citizens to step up and serve their communities during the early voting period and on June 6th for Primary Day.”

Citizens are encouraged to submit an application through Pollworker.NJ.Gov.

Possible work dates for the Primary Election include:

  • In-person Early Voting Period: June 2 – 4, 2023
  • Primary Election Day: June 6, 2023

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 your County Board of Elections for further information.
  • Are not running as a candidate in this election.

Apply now at Pollworker.NJ.Gov. For full details on the upcoming June 6 Primary Election, visit Vote.NJ.Gov, contact local election officials, or call the Voter Information and Assistance Line at 1-877-NJ-Voter (1-877-658-6837).


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