Poll Workers / Inspectors


Conducting elections is a big job, and we cannot do it alone. Each year the Broome County Board of Elections utilizes 600-1000 Poll Inspectors in various capacities around the county in order to get the job done.

Qualifications for All Positions
  • Must be a registered or pre-registered voter of New York State

  • Able to read, write, and speak English fluently

  • Able to perform all of the essential functions of the job

  • Access to reliable transportation

  • Ability to work anywhere in Broome County

  • Must attend mandatory training session and pass exam for state certification

  • Must be willing to indicate your party affiliation for assignment purposes

  • Fluency with current technology is a bonus

Poll Worker Application
  • Inspectors must complete this official form and oath yearly.

  • Click the Application button to open the PDF file, print it, complete it, and sign it.

  • Then bring it to your class with you or send it in to the Board of Elections.

  • Poll Inspectors earn $11.00/hour tax free on Election Days

  • inspector Chairpersons earn $12.00/hour tax free on Election Days.
  • Both Inspectors & Chairpersons are paid $25 for taking/passing the State required yearly training class and exam.

Poll Inspector / Chairperson Training Classes
  • Ramp Warehouse & Training Center (1 N. Floral Ave, Binghamton,13905)

  • 3.5-hour training classes will be offered via sign up below on a first come basis.

  • Everyone will receive a Binder with Training Manual at class (Available Online Here)

  • You must be signed up in advance and BE ON TIME!

  • If you do not take class, you will not be able to work any election.

  • To find out about future training  - contact Sarah at 607-778-2172.

Inspector Manual
  • The Board of Elections supplies all Poll Workers (Inspectors and Chairpersons) with an Inspector Manual as an educational tool, a binder copy is provided during training class.

  • It is a great Election Day reference as well as it contains all procedures and checklists.

  • A digital copy is available for viewing or download here.

NOTE: There is no guarantee that you’ll be appointed to work, or be assigned to the same Poll Site as in previous elections, Poll Inspectors are placed by Board of Election need, though we do our best at being fair and accommodating to all.

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