Poll Inspectors / Election Workers

 Overview
  • 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.

Become A Poll Worker Form
  • Interested in being a Poll Worker or want to hear more? 

  • Complete the Become A Poll Worker Form and someone from the BOE office will contact you.

Qualifications for All Positions
  • Must be registered (or a pre-registered 17 y/o) in New York State 

  • Able to read, write, and speak English fluently (bi/multilingual also welcome)

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

  • Access to reliable transportation (not all public transportation routes run at 5am report or 9:30pm end times)

  • 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 encouraged

Poll Inspector Training Classes
  • CLASSES RESUME IN SUMMER OF 2023

  • Broome County Warehouse & Training Center

    • (1 N. Floral Ave, Binghamton,13905)

  • 3-hour Training Class and Certification Exam

  • Each Inspector gets a Training Manual 

  • IF YOU DO NOT TAKE CLASS, AND PASS THE EXAM YOU WILL NOT WORK UPCOMING ELECTIONS!

Compensation
  • Poll Inspectors earn $13.20/hour tax free on Election Days.

  • Inspector Chairpersons earn $14.20/hour tax free on Election Days.
  • Both Inspectors & Chairpersons are paid $25 for taking the State required yearly training class and exam.

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.

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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.