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How to Become A Poll Worker

New Jersey’s counties, in partnership with the Department of State, Division of Elections, is actively seeking residents to serve as poll workers. 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 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.
  • 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
  • Find you county’s locations at Vote.NJ.Gov

Become an Essex County Poll Worker

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