Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

The Morris County Board of Elections reminds all poll workers that they must take certification training by June 5 if they want to continue to work at election sites.

Tony Desimone, the county’s poll worker training coordinator, said Title 19 of New Jersey election law requires that all poll workers take an election training class every two years to become or remain a certified board worker.

Desimone said even veteran poll workers must take a training class because of some procedural changes that have been made in an attempt to streamline and update the election process.

“This training is mandatory,” Desimone said. “All board workers who have not attended a class in the past two years and all new board workers must attend one of these classes. It’s the law.”

The Morris County Board of Elections has scheduled two-hour, hands-on training classes beginning Saturday, April 24, and running until June 5 at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., in Parsippany.

Classes have been scheduled for April 24, May 1, May 8 and June 5 at 10 a.m.; May 7, May 13, May 18, May 25 and June 1 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and June 4 at 7 p.m.

Registration for a class is required, and may be accomplished online at www.morriselections.org/poll-classes.asp . Desimone said poll workers may also contact him at [email protected] or at 973-285-8350.