Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Morris County election officials are looking for individuals to work at the polls during the New Jersey general election Nov. 3.

Tony Desimone of the Morris County Board of Elections, said openings exist in all 39 municipalities.

Any Morris County resident who is a registered voter and who is able to read and write English may apply to become a poll worker. An individual must complete a two-hour training class before he or she can work the polls, Desimone said.

An election worker must report to his or her assigned polling place at 5:15 a.m. on Nov. 3 and prepare the polling place for voting, which begins at 6 a.m.

While the polling place is open, an election worker must verify that voters are registered in the district, maintain order at the polls and demonstrate the voting process to voters upon request. The worker must also close the polling location at 8p.m. or when all voters in line have voted.

Poll workers will earn $200 for the day.

Anyone interested in working the polls Nov. 3 may obtain an application online at www.morriselections.org, or by contacting the Morris County Board of Elections at 973-285-8350.

Once an individual has been assigned to work the polls, he or she will be notified of the training classes.