Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Poll workers are being reminded by the Morris County Board of Elections that they must take certification training before the November general election 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.

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

Under Title 19, if poll workers go to work at the polls without having attended a class, they will only receive $50 for the day instead of $200, Desimone said.

The Board of Elections has scheduled four, two-hour, hands-on training classes that will be presented Friday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., in Parsippany.

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 to register or if they have any questions.