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How Do I Become a Pollworker?

In Tompkins County more than 300 people are needed to work as election inspectors and operate the polls on Election Day. You must be 17 or older, a registered voter in Tompkins County (or pre-registered if under 18), represent either the Republican or Democratic Party, and enjoy people and service to others.

When Am I Needed?

Just a few days a year:

  • Primary Day in September 11:30a.m. –9:30p.m. (approx.)
  • Election Day in November 5:30a.m. –9:30p.m. (approx.)

What do I Have to Do?

  • Report to work at the designated time
  • Prepare the polling place for voting
  • Set up the voting equipment
  • Process the voters
  • Demonstrate voting procedures to the voters
  • Close the polling place at 9:00p.m.
  • Canvass and report the results
  • Attend an inspector training class every year
  • Attend a session for machine training yearly

Will I be Paid? YES!

• $160 for General Election Day
• $100 for Primary Day
• Reimbursement for attending training.

If you are interested in becoming a pollworker, contact us.

TOMPKINS COUNTY
BOARD OF ELECTIONS
128 East Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-5522
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