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.
BOARD OF ELECTIONS
128 East Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
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