With no discussion, both houses of the NJ Legislature passed A208 and S1290 to pay poll workers more money on Election Day.
The measure, unanimously passed by both the NJ Senate and Assembly and subsequently signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy, increases the pay poll workers get for Election Day from $200 to $300. An appropriation of $7 million from the NJ Department of State will fund the increased payments.
The Warren County Board of Elections website https://www.warrencountynj.gov/…/board-of-elections states that New Jersey’s counties, in partnership with the Department of State, Division of Elections, is actively seeking residents to serve as poll workers for the upcoming elections. You may work in any county in the state, not just the one in which you are registered to vote.
They offer these answers to the top three questions about becoming a poll worker:
1… WHY SHOULD I APPLY?
Your community needs you! By staffing a polling location, you will see our great democracy in action, firsthand, and enjoy the feeling that comes with contributing to your local community, your state and your country.
2… WHO CAN APPLY?
You can apply to serve as a poll worker in New Jersey if you:
– Are a United States citizen and a resident of New Jersey.
– Are at least 16 years of age. College and high school students are encouraged to apply.
Note: Those under 18 years of age will work limited hours per shift. Contact the County Board of Elections for further information.
– Are not running as a candidate in this election.
3… WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Possible work dates for the in-person early voting period and Election Day.
Hours and days may vary.
In-person Early Voting Period: June 3, 2022 – June 5, 2022
Election Day: June 7, 2022
In-person Early Voting Period: October 29, 2022 – November 6, 2022
Election Day: November 8, 2022
FOR MORE QUESTIONS or to APPLY
Warren County Board of Elections
Cummins Building 202,
Mansfield St. Belvidere, NJ 07823.
908-475-6313 (Office #)
908-475-6221 (Fax #)