New Poll Workers / Poll Inspectors
Thank you for expressing interest in becoming a Board of Elections (BOE) Poll Inspector. It is civic-minded individuals like yourself that assist the BOE with protecting the franchise of voting while putting on fair and secure elections for the voters of Broome County.
For more information on poll workers / poll inspectors - click here or call the office at 607-778-2172.
New York State Election Law requires that you attend an annual training class and complete a certification test to work the elections.
The BOE has developed an instructional manual, training class and test to ensure you’ll meet that requirement and retain the extensive knowledge and security measures necessary to carry out fair and secure elections at all levels.
The updated Poll Inspector Training Manual is available online, click the binders to view.
Classes are three hours followed by an exam, so consider bringing water or something to drink with you. These are paid instructional sessions and payment of $25 for attending class and passing the test will be sent after the General Election is certified.
The Training Class schedule below contains classes for BRAND NEW INSPECTORS (or those whose last training was pre-COVID). New and hybrid classes combo NEW and RETURNING workers seeking a more in-depth refresher of the basics, click the "SIGNUP" button to complete your class reservation.