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Poll Worker

Become A Poll Worker

  • The Poll-Worker Initiative recruits and trains hundreds of students to serve as poll-workers with the Board of Elections to help address shortages for the city-wide primary and general elections. ​
  • The initiative also provides for on-campus poll worker trainings at select CUNY campuses across the five boroughs.
  • ​The Board of Elections is looking for students who can work as inspectors or interpreters during the peak hours from 3 pm until polls close on Election Day.

FOR INSPECTORS, ONCE SCREENED, THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WILL PROVIDE:

  • A four-hour training session for potential workers
  • Compensation of $100 per day for working in the primary election and the general election
  • Compensation of $100 for attending training and passing the exam

FOR INTERPRETERS, ONCE SCREENED, THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WILL PROVIDE:

  • A two-hour training session for potential workers
  • Compensation of $100 per day for working in the primary election and the general election
  • Compensation of $25 for attending training and passing the exam​