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Election Poll Worker Pay Increases to $300

Union County, NJ – Union County residents seeking an opportunity to help during the 2022 election cycle are informed that Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (A-208) to increase pay for New Jersey’s election workers. The bill increases the compensation of election workers from $200 per day to $300 per day.

Under the former law, election workers were paid $200 per day each time the primary election, the general election, or any special election is held. This increase will assist local election officers by incentivizing residents to serve their communities as poll workers, thereby staffing polling locations at appropriate levels.

Poll workers perform essential services on Election Day, by ensuring every eligible voter is afforded an opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

“Poll workers are the face of our democratic process and deserve to be properly compensated for their time and commitment,” said Nicole DiRado, Administrator of the Union County Election Board. “We are grateful for the support of both the legislature and the Governor for ensuring this increase is now law in New Jersey.”

Any Union County resident who is 18 years or older, and registered to vote in Union County, can apply to become a poll worker.

No experience is needed. All new poll workers must attend a single-session training course.

Persons interested in becoming a poll worker for the Primary Election on June 7th are advised to apply now to reserve a spot.

To apply, complete the online application at the Board of Elections website at www.ucnj.org/pollworker, or request an application form by mail by calling the Board of Elections at 908-527-4236 or emailing pollworker@ucnj.org.

For more information, follow the Poll Worker Resources link at ucnj.org/ucboe.

For all Union County Board of Elections information visit online at ucnj.org/ucboe.

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