Please note: In person training is still mandatory!
- Must be 18 years old
- Must be a registered voter in Union County
- Must read and write English legibly
- Must be able to get to your polling location
- Attend a mandatory virtual training
Rate of Pay
- The statutory pay for working an Election Day is $300
- Help your community exercise their right to vote in Union County!!!
- Work the June Primary Election and the November General Election
- Work 5:15am – 8:00pm
- Set up and operate the voting machines, equipment and supplies
- Process voters
Poll Worker Application
The Board of Elections is pleased to announce a new virtual training platform in an effort to be more accessible and flexible for our poll workers.
- The updated course will be available after October 15, 2021. This will serve as a supplement to the in-person training for the 2021 General Election. Completion of this course does not qualify for the training stipend.
- This platform will be available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
- You can review a specific section as often as you wish to ensure you understand all aspects of your duties on Election Day!
- You can reference all materials on your mobile device on Election Day in the event you need additional support while things are happening!
- Videos have been added to show you how to interact with your voters and how to perform your functions well.
Mandatory Poll Worker Training
The Union County Board of Elections is migrating to Electronic Poll Books for the entire county! Training is mandatory for poll workers. Training is paid if your work commitment has been fulfilled.
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 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.
If you have attended Early Voting Training because you are part of an Early Voting Poll Worker Team, you have already been trained and this does not apply to you.
|Berkeley Heights October 13, 2021 * 9:30am & 1:30pm Berkeley Heights Municipal Building, 29 Park Avenue, Highlander Room||Kenilworth October 12, 2021 * 9:30am & 1:30pm Kenilworth Court Room, 567 Boulevard|
|Clark October 18, 2021 * 2:00 pm & 5:30pm Clark Recreation Center, 430 Westfield Avenue||Linden October 18, 2021 * 9:30am Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry Street|
|Cranford October 6, 2021 * 6:00 pm Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave||Mountainside October 20, 2021 * 1:30pm 1385 Route 22 E, Municipal Building, Community Room|
|Elizabeth October 14, 2021 * 4:00pm Union County College, Lesser Building, Theater 40 West Jersey Street||New Providence October 8, 2012 * 9:30 & 1:30 Municipal Building, 360 Elkwood Ave|
|Garwood October 7, 2021 * 2:00pm Garwood Council Chambers, 403 South Avenue||Plainfield October 19, 2021 * 9:30am Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Avenue|
|Hillside October 15, 2021 * 9:30am William Buie Community Center 274 Hillside Avenue||Rahway October 12, 2021 * 6:00pm Rahway Recreation Center, 275 E Milton Ave|
|Roselle October 15, 2021*1:30pm Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Avenue||Roselle Park October 14, 2021* 9:30am, 1:30pm & 6:00pm Union County Emergency Management Building 535 Laurel Ave.|
|Springfield October 21, 2021* 2:30pm & 6:00pm Springfield Pool, 44 Morrison Road||Summit Friday, October 8, 2021 * 6:00pm Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue|
|Union October 15, 2021 * 6pm Municipal Building, 1976 Morris Ave, Meeting Room||Westfield October 21, 2021 * 9:30am Westfield Council Chambers, 425 E. Broad Street|
First Timers Training
First and foremost, thank you for working on Election Day as a poll worker with the Union County Board of Elections to ensure our residents can exercise their right to vote. Your participation is very much appreciated!
Pursuant to State Statute, each new poll worker must receive training prior to working on Election Day and every two years thereafter.
This detailed training is designed to provide Union County’s Poll Workers with the knowledge and tools necessary to be an effective and educated poll worker.
Below please find the schedule of available training sessions for First Time Poll Workers. You only need to attend one training course.
|October 26, 2021||2pm – 5pm||Union County Emergency Management Building 535 Laurel Ave., Roselle Park|
|October 27, 2021||6pm – 9pm||Union County Emergency Management Building 535 Laurel Ave., Roselle Park|
|October 28, 2021||10am – 1pm||Union County Emergency Management Building 535 Laurel Ave., Roselle Park|
Early Voting Poll Worker Training Schedule for Early Voting Team Members
These training seminars are intended to be for the team assigned to each particular location. If you cannot attend your specific training seminar, you must contact 908-527-4236. We look forward to seeing you at the training!
October 18, 2021 * 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Union County College – Student Commons
1033 Springfield Ave., Seminar Room A/B
October 16, 2021 * 10:00am to 1:00pm
Sampson Community Center, 800 Anna Street
October 7, 2021 * 9am to 12:00pm
New Providence Municipal Building
360 Elkwood Avenue, Gymnasium (Academy St. Entrance)
October 5, 2021 * 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Plainfield Board of Education Admin. Building
1200 Myrtle Ave, Auditorium
October 13, 2021 * 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Rahway Recreation Center, 275 E Milton Ave, Room 112
October 6, 2021 * 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Avenue
October 20, 2021 * 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Union Township Senior Center, 968 Bonnel Court
“Just the Machine” Voting Equipment Open Houses
We are hosting open houses for poll workers who would like to better familiarize themselves with the new ExpressVote XL Voting Machine and ExpressPoll Electronic Poll Book. 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. Attending one of these events does not qualify for the “paid training.”
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.
|October 13, 2021||6pm to 8pm||Berkeley Heights Municipal Building, 29 Park Avenue, Highlander Room|
|October 12, 2021||6pm to 8pm||Kenilworth Court Room, 567 Boulevard, Kenilworth|
|October 18, 2021||9am to 4pm||Union County Emergency Management Building 535 Laurel Ave., Roselle Park|
|October 22, 2021||1pm to 4pm||Westfield Memorial Library 550 E Broad Street, Program Room|
|October 28, 2021||6pm to 8pm||Union County Emergency Management Building 535 Laurel Ave., Roselle Park|
|October 30, 2021||9am – 1pm||Union County Board of Elections 271 No. Broad Street, Elizabeth|
|October 31, 2021||10am – 2pm||Union County Board of Elections 271 No. Broad Street, Elizabeth|