Help Wanted

Call for Poll Workers: Join New Jersey's 2024 Primary Election Team

Earn Extra Money and Support Democracy in Action this June

NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey Division of Elections, in collaboration with county election offices statewide, is inviting New Jersey residents to contribute to the democratic process by serving as poll workers for the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, and during the early voting period. This initiative offers an opportunity for citizens to earn additional income while playing a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of the election process.

Poll workers are compensated for their service, receiving $21.43 per hour on early voting days and a flat rate of $300 for their work on Primary Election Day

Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way emphasized the importance of poll workers, stating, "Poll workers help our elections run smoothly, ensuring that every eligible voter can cast their vote during early voting or on Election Day.”

Acting Director of the Division of Elections Donna Barber highlighted the statewide need for thousands of citizens to step forward. 

It’s a great way to earn money while serving your community,” Barber noted.

Key Dates and Requirements

Interested residents can mark their calendars for the in-person early voting period from Wednesday, May 29, to Sunday, June 2, 2024, leading up to Primary Election Day on June 4. To qualify as a poll worker, applicants must:

  • Be a United States citizen and New Jersey resident.
  • Be a registered voter in the county where they wish to serve (individuals under 18 years, including college and high school students, may apply but will work limited hours and are not required to be registered voters).
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Not be a candidate in the election for which they are serving.

How to Apply

Prospective poll workers are encouraged to apply online at Pollworker.NJ.Gov. Additional information about the Primary Election can be found at Vote.NJ.Gov or by contacting local election officials. Questions can also be directed to the Voter Information and Assistance Line at 1-877-NJ-Voter (1-877-658-6837).

This call to action not only offers a chance to earn extra income but also to engage directly with the democratic process, ensuring that New Jersey's elections are conducted efficiently and fairly. Your participation as a poll worker supports the foundational principle of democracy: the right to vote.

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