The right to vote is one of our nation's oldest and most important entitlements, and with this right comes responsibility. Free and open elections are the basis on which this country was formed and you can make a difference by becoming a poll worker to help protect those freedoms.


Are a New York State registered voter. If you are 17 years old, you may be eligible if your school district participates in a program under Education Law Section 3207-a. Interpreters do not need to be registered voters. You will be assigned within the county where you live. If you live in New York City, you will be assigned within the five boroughs.


What tasks will you perform as a poll worker?

  • Prepare the polling place for voting
  • Set up the voting equipment
  • Sign-in and process voters
  • Demonstrate voting procedures to the voters
  • Close the polling place
  • Canvass and report the results
  • Assist voter if requested

Poll Dates

For the Presidential Primary Election during early voting from March 23, 2024 through March 30, 2024, and on election day April 2, 2024.

For the Federal, State, and Local Primary Election during early voting from June 15, 2024 through June 23, 2024, and on election day June 25, 2024

For the General Election during early voting from October 26, 2024 through November 3, 2024, and on election day November 5, 2024.


Yes, Poll Workers get paid for training and each day they work.

The Board of Elections is committed to fulfilling its responsibility to the citizens of New York State by providing fair and accurate elections. This responsibility and the credit associated with it must be shared with the many dedicated workers that help make elections successful. You can get involved and become a proud participant in a process that is the foundation of democracy in our country. Come work with us.


Applying is simple and easy