Poll Worker Resources

Union County Board of Elections is looking for bilingual poll workers to work at the polls on Election Day
Please contact Kajae 908‐527‐4120 or Kelly 908‐527‐4236, kajae.close@ucnj.org or lhouston@ucnj.org
You must be a Union County resident and a registered voter

District Board Member Application for Appointment

Poll Worker Class Presentation

Affiliation Statistics

  • 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 Clark, Cranford, Hillside, Linden, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, Springfield and Summit in the General Election. 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.

October 30 – Roselle Park Poll Worker Training Class First Timers
Emergency Management Building
535 Laurel Avenue, Roselle Park

November 2 – Warinanco Sport Center Ice Rink First Timers
The Session Space, Roselle
1 Park Drive, Roselle

Sunday, November 3 – Union County Board of Elections
271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ

Poll Worker Paycheck Distribution Schedule – 2019 General Election

Download/Print Paycheck Messenger Designee Form

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

Elizabeth, Hillside, Kenilworth, Linden, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Springfield, Union

November 25, 26 & 27 (9:00A.M.-7:00P.M.) and November 30 (9:00am-1:00p.m.)
Union County Board Of Elections, 271 N. Broad Street, Elizabeth

Cranford, Clark, Fanwood, Garwood, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Winfield

November 25, 26 & 27 (9:00A.M. – 3:00P.M.) and November 30 (9:00A.M. – 1:00P.M)
Union County Elections Board Warehouse, 2345 South Avenue, Scotch Plains

November 26 (4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.)
Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East, Westfield

Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence, Summit

November 25 & 26 (9:00A.M. – 3:00P.M.)
New Providence Municipal Clerk Office, 360 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence

November 26 (4:00PM – 7:00P.M)
Westfield Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East, Westfield 

November 30 (9:00A.M. – 1:00P.M)
Union County Elections Board Warehouse, 2345 South Avenue, Scotch Plains