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401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | 973-881-4000
"Rich History, Bright Future"

Board Workers

Board Workers

Qualifications for board workers
  • Must be registered to vote in the County of Passaic
  • Must be able to read write and speak the English language
  • Must be able to do simple arithmetic
  • Must be able to work a full day.  No half day schedules 
Training Requirements
  • All new board workers must attend training administered by the county board of election
  • All district board members must attend training sessions at least once every two years. However, when new laws are introduced, mandatory training will be required of district board members 
  • Class is two hours long
  • You must stay and be attentive for the whole class
Training class will include the following
  • Voting Machine Operation. (Open, Activate and Close)
  • Each board worker will demonstrate the ability to find a voter’s name in the registration poll book.
  • Election Day procedures that must be followed by all board workers
  • Board worker objectives
  • Board worker performance appraisals
  • A board worker manual will be supplied to each worker
Application procedure
  • Print and complete the Board Worker Application.
  • Return the application to the Board of Elections office.
  • If you are selected to work, you will be informed of your mandatory training class by mailed postcard.
  • After completing the training you will receive an assignment letter indicating the district and location you will be working. 
Hours & Rate of pay for a Primary or General Election
  • Start 5:15 AM End 8:00 PM
  • $200.00 for the full day
  • A district board member who is responsible for bringing supplies to the district shall receive an additional $12.50 per election. If that responsibility is shared between two board members, each member shall receive $6.25 per election
  • A district board member who is responsible for returning supplies to the municipal clerk office at the end of the election shall receive an additional $12.50 per election. If that responsibility is shared between two board members, each member shall receive $6.25 per election
Hours & Rate of pay for a School Election
  • Hours and rate of pay vary per municipality
  • If you are interested in working, you will be informed prior to the election