- It is mandatory for all Poll Workers to attend a Training Class at least once every (2) two years.
Read the Board Worker Training Guide (PDF) or view the schedule below.
- The working hours on the Election Day will be 45 minutes before the opening of the poll,
which is at 6:00 AM and until 8:00 PM (the closing of the poll).
- The payment will be $200, and if you do not attend the mandatory Class you will be paid less.
Just the Machine!
Dear Poll Worker:
First and foremost, thank you for your work in the last election. It was an overwhelming success, as there were very few issues with the roll out of the new ExpressVote XL voting machine!
During the course of our training, we noticed that many of our poll workers were attending more than one training class, specifically to get more training on the voting machine.
In a response to this demand, we are hosting open houses for poll workers who would like to better familiarize themselves with the new ExpressVote XL Voting Machine. This is not a formal, required training session. The machines will be available for poll workers to train on and staff will be available to answer any questions you may have. There will not be a formal training presentation. You may come at any time during the hours posted and stay for a long, or as short of a time, as you would like.
We hope you find this to be a helpful exercise in better preparing you for the next Election Day! If you have any questions, please call us at 908-527-4123.
Thank you in advance for your kind attention and your continued cooperation.
Very sincerely yours,
Nicole L. DiRado, CMC, MPA
Union County Board of Elections
Expressvote XL Voting Machine Open Houses
- August 14, 2019 2:00pm – 7:00pm Union County Board of Elections, 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth
- September 18, 2019 2:00pm – 7:00pm Mountainside Community Room, 1385 US Highway 22 East, Mountainside
- October 30, 2019 2:00pm – 7:00pm Union County Emergency Services Building, 535 Laurel Avenue, Roselle Park
Mandatory Poll Worker Training
The Union County Board of Elections is migrating to new voting machines, the ExpressVote XL, in Berkeley Heights, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Garwood, Kenilworth, Mountainside, Union and Winfield in the Primary Election and training is mandatory for poll workers working in these towns.
Please see the training schedule below. You MUST attend at least one class. If you do not attend a class, you cannot work on Election Day.
We are offering multiple classes so you may attend more than one to familiarize yourself with the machine. We want you to be as comfortable as possible using the new machine and capable of assisting voters as necessary! Feel free to come to any of the classes which accommodate your schedule.
General Election training dates coming soon.
Poll Worker Paycheck Distribution Schedule – 2019 General Election
Please be advised that pursuant to statute, pay checks cannot be issued prior to 20 days post-election. In an effort to encourage our poll workers to pick up your paychecks, our office has added evening and Saturday hours to the distribution schedule.
If you would like to send someone to pick up your check for you, kindly fill out the back of this form, addressed to the Board of Elections, together with a copy of your ID, designating that specific person to pick up your check. Please note checks are void after 90 days.
After the November 30th pick up date, all paychecks will be mailed. Be sure to update your address with our office if there has been a change!
Thank you for your attention and cooperation.
Union County Board of Elections