Somerset County Hiring Election Workers for November Election

Registered voters can make $300 for working election day helping voters make their voices heard.

Post Date: 09/27/2023 11:30 AM

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County’s Board of Elections is hiring poll workers for the November 7, 2023 general election at a rate of $300 for the day. The application process is quick and easy, and the work of helping voters make their voices heard rewarding beyond the financial compensation.

“Election workers are a vital part of a functioning democracy, and in Somerset County we are proud to have some of the best there are,” said Somerset County Board of Elections Administrator Jerry Midgette. “If you’d like to join these patriotic workers in ensuring our elections are smooth and fair, please apply today and we’ll have you trained and ready to go for this year’s election.”

To apply, please visit where the Board of Elections has information on the roles, responsibility, and training for poll workers as well as a link to the application. Interested parties are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience to ensure training is completed in time to join the team for the 2023 general election.

Poll workers must be registered voters, or if 16 or 17 years old must be United States citizens, residents of Somerset County, and have written permission from a parent and their high school. Workers are required to present at their assigned polling place at 5:15 am and work, with appropriate breaks, until the end of the polling at 8 p.m. There are opportunities to earn compensation above the $300 for transporting materials for the election before and after the polls close.

At the polling place workers use electronic poll books to find voters’ registrations, verify their names and addresses, fills out the poll book properly, and is directed to the proper machine to cast their ballot. Additional duties may be assigned based on a poll worker’s individual role.

For more information on the 2023 General Election, please visit

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