Help America Vote Day - Become an Election Poll Worker


The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has designated August 16, 2022 as Help America Vote Day. In addition to National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, this day of action is meant to assist poll worker recruitment efforts in communities across the country. 

America has faced a critical shortage of poll workers. Even as many states offer access to vote-by-mail and absentee voting options, millions of Americans – especially voters with disabilities and those who lack reliable mail service –  continue to rely on in-person voting to cast a ballot.

Most poll workers have traditionally been over the age of 61, making them especially vulnerable to complications if they contract COVID-19. This has resulted in a critical need for poll workers who are  able to assist with the administration of in-person voting on and before Election Day.

In Passaic County, NJ poll workers receive $200.

In Passaic County, NJ poll workers receive $200 for the full election day working, 5:15am - 8:00pm.  To read the requirements to be a poll worker in Passaic County, click here

Having an adequate number of poll workers to staff polling places on and before Election Day can ensure voters receive the assistance they need can help provide a positive and smooth voting experience for all. By signing up to be a poll worker, you can Help America Vote.

To apply to be a poll worker in Passaic County, click here.

Press release: U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC)

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