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Department of Administration

Board of Elections

Poll Worker Program

Patriotism is a word we’ve heard a lot lately. The Board of Elections has an opportunity for you to turn patriotic words into actions. You’re invited to serve your community and country as a Poll Worker through the County Poll Worker Program.

The Board of Elections must staff and manage polling places for the General Election. To accomplish this task we depend on the commitment of civic-minded citizens who are trained to manage the many complexities of Election Day.

The use of the County’s electronic voting system makes the expertise of Poll Workers especially important. All workers who volunteer will receive training.

It is vital to recruit reliable poll workers such as YOU!

The Board of Elections is currently recruiting poll workers. This important civic responsibility is open to all registered voters in Atlantic County. Bilingual Spanish speaking poll workers are especially needed.
Help us meet the following goals:

  • Provide trained staff at poll locations on Election Day
  • Maintain a reliable force of trained poll workers
  • Reinforce electronic voting in Atlantic County
  • Increase and strengthen the availability of bilingual poll workers

We know you understand that conducting an election requires a great deal of coordination, so when you sign-up you become an important element of this intricately woven process. Because we depend on you we require a commitment.

Before you sign up, please be sure you can commit to working from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. While all efforts are made to place volunteers as close to home as possible, it is not a guarantee. We have been successful in accommodating most requests in the past. Emergencies are inevitable, but we do require a valid reason to cancel within 15 days of an election.


  • Must be able to work from 5AM to 8:30 PM on Election Day
  • Must be able to read and speak English
  • Must be registered to vote in Atlantic County
  • Must complete training


In successfully working a complete day (5:15 am - @ 8:30 pm), you will receive:

  • $300 to serve as a Regular Poll Worker
  • $25 additional stipend to serve as a courier


  • Set up and administer designated Polling Place
  • Direct voters to sign in, and verify signature
  • Assist voters in the operation of the electronic voting machine
  • Answer voter’s procedural questions
  • Close polls at the end of the Election Day

Hours of Service

  • The polls are open from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Poll workers must arrive at 5:15 a.m.
  • The assignment typically concludes at 8:30 p.m.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Poll Worker Application. Available at Board Office, print online using the application on the right of this page under Documents or complete electronically.
  2. Forward your application to the Board of Election in person or by mail to the address listed on the application.
  3. Upon Board of Elections approval of your application, you will be scheduled for Poll Worker Training Class.
  4. After successful completion of Training Class, you will be assigned to a polling site, subject to availability.
  5. You will be contacted in advance about your assignment for Election Day.
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