New York State & Local Election Board Looking for More Poll Workers
September 1 just happens to be National Poll Worker Recruitment Day and this year (not sure about others) it's extremely timely because there's a need for more Poll Workers in New York State. If you're interested, the details are below.
Before you read further, the basis for having a National Poll Workers Recruitment Day is explained by Robert Brehm, Co-Executive Director of the State Board of Elections, according to a WKBW News report:
“By encouraging more people to become poll workers in their communities, National Poll Worker Recruitment Day aims to address the critical shortage of poll workers, strengthen our democracy, inspire greater civic engagement and volunteerism, and help ensure free and fair elections in November and beyond.”
If you are hired for the job, you will get paid for training and for each Election Day, according to the WKBW article.
The New York State Poll Workers Job includes the following according to the WKBW News report:
- Prepare the polling place for voting
- Set up voting equipment
- Sign-in and process voters
- Enforce social distancing
- Demonstrate voting procedures
- Sanitize voting equipment
- Assist voters
- Close the polling place
- Canvass and report election results
You can fill out the application by clicking the link below: