Become a Poll Worker

Are you interested in becoming a Poll Worker?

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.

Be a part of your democracy – become a Poll Worker! Poll Workers are trained to aid voters on Election Day, guide them through the voting process, and answer any questions voters have. They are a vital part of every election!

Residents of all ages, including college and High School students, are encouraged to apply.

Hours & Rate of Pay (Primary or General Election)

  • Report to your polling location at 5:15 am, polls close at 8:00 pm on Election Day.
  • You will receive $300 for the day for the 2021 General Election
  • You will earn an additional $30 when you attend required training provided by the Board of Elections and fulfill your commitment at the polls.
  • Poll Workers who pick up and/or drop off the poll books & election supplies at the Municipal Clerk’s Office shall receive an additional $12.50.

 

Training

  • You must attend training provided by the Board of Elections.
  • All Poll Workers must attend training classes at least once every two years.
  • When new Laws are introduced, mandatory training may be required for all.
  • New Poll Worker classes are held at the Public Safety Training Academy located at 500 West Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960.
  • Training Class is approximately two hours long and held 2 - 3 weeks prior to the Primary and General Elections.

 

Information for Poll Workers

 If you’re already signed up as a poll worker, get more information about training, voting machines, and other topics. If you have any questions, call the Board of Elections at 973-285-8350.

 

 

For your convenience, we have created 3 ways to apply:

Online

Verify you are eligible to be a Poll Worker

  • You are a registered voter in Morris County.
  • You are able to read and speak the English language.
  • You are able to work a full day. No half day schedules.

If you are not registered to vote in Morris County, you can register here

Step 1.Apply to become a Poll Worker

Complete the Poll Worker Application, submit & sign.

Poll Worker Application

Step 2.Check your email

You will receive a confirmation email from our online form provider SeamlessDocs.

Step 3.Check your email a little later

You will receive an additional email with a link to Poll Worker Training Class information and class schedule.

Step 4.Choose your class

Select the one class date and time that best fits your schedule and submit.

Note the location, date, and time for you records.

You will NOT receive a confirmation from this office acknowledging receipt of your class choice as your name will automatically be placed on the Training Class Roster.

Step 5.Attend Class

At the end of training, you will receive the next steps on assigning the district and polling location at which you will work on Election Day.

By Mail or Fax

Step 1.Verify you are eligible to be a Poll Worker

  • You are a registered voter in Morris County.
  • You are able to read and speak the English language.
  • You are able to work a full day. No half day schedules.

If you are not registered to vote in Morris County, you can register here

Step 2.Apply to become a Poll Worker

Fill out and print the Poll Worker application.

Poll Worker Application(PDF, 68KB)

Step 3.Choose a Poll Worker Training Class

Select the one class date and time that best fits your schedule and submit.

Training Class Schedule(PDF, 486KB)

Note the location, date, and time for you records.

You will NOT receive a confirmation from this office acknowledging receipt of your class choice as your name will automatically be placed on the Training Class Roster.

Step 4.Mail or fax the completed application and training class forms

Mail to:

Morris County Board of Elections
P.O Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963-0900

Fax to:  973-984-8412

Step 5.Attend Class

At the end of training, you will receive the next steps on assigning the district and polling location at which you will work on Election Day.

Phone

Step 1.Make sure we are open

Our office hours are 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. We are out of the office on public holidays.

Step 2.Call us for information

Call us at 973-285-8350. We will send you a Poll Worker Application package with all the materials.