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Schenectady County Seeks Poll Workers for Upcoming Election

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The Schenectady County Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to serve as poll workers during the upcoming general election. Poll workers are needed for Election Day on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Poll workers are responsible for performing a variety of tasks including: signing in voters, directing voters to their correct polling place, assisting voters that may need help voting and documenting information on appropriate forms. Bilingual individuals, speaking fluent English and Spanish, are also needed and encouraged to apply.

“We greatly appreciate any Schenectady County resident willing to serve their community in this role. Poll workers play a key part in the Election process and help to ensure ballots are handled in the proper manner and that all voters have a great experience at the polls,” said Board of Elections Commissioners, Amy Hild and Darlene Harris. 

Poll workers can earn $210 for working on Election Day (5am-9:30pm) and $35 for training.

Requirements to be a Schenectady County poll worker:

  • At least 18 years old;
  • Registered voter in Schenectady County;
  • Proficiency in English – Bilingual workers also needed; and
  • Willing to serve the voting public.

For more information, call Laura or Loretta at (518) 377-2469 or email