Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Morris County election officials are looking for individuals to work at the polls for this year’s primary election June 2 and the general election Nov. 3.

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 mandatory training class before he or she can work the polls as required by Title 19 of New Jersey election law.

An election worker must report to his or her assigned polling place at 5:15 a.m. on Election Day 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.

Anyone interested in working the polls may apply and sign up for training class online at http://www.morriselections.org/pollworkers/apply.asp. Individuals may also contact the Morris County Board of Elections at 973-285-8350.

Training classes will be conducted throughout May. Once an individual has completed training, he or she may be assigned to work the polls.