Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Morris County Board of Election officials are looking for Spanish-English speaking individuals to work at the polls during the New Jersey general election Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Tony Desimone of the Morris County Board of Elections said the need for bilingual Spanish-English speaking poll workers is the greatest in Dover.

According to Desimone, an individual must be a Morris County resident who is a registered voter. He said the Board of Elections is seeking poll workers who are able to read and write English and Spanish.

All election workers must also 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. 8 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 8 p.m. or when all voters in line have voted.

Poll workers will earn $200 for the day.

Spanish-English speaking individuals interested in working the polls Nov. 8 should contact Desimone at 973-285-8354.