Poll Workers Needed For Election Day, Drop Boxes For Vote-By Mail Ballots Now Open

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

Photo credit: Camden County

CAMDEN, N.J. – Election season has arrived, and with that, drop boxes for early voting by mail are now open across the county and applicants are needed for poll worker positions at in-person voting locations.

The county has opened 29 secure ballot drop boxes across Camden County, including several in larger municipalities such as Cherry Hill and Gloucester Township. For information on voting by mail, including a full list of all ballot drop-box locations in Camden County, go to: https://www.camdencounty.com/service/voting-and-elections/vote-by-mail/

Poll workers are needed across the region to work at polling centers during the early voting period of October 23 through October 31 and on Election Day, November 2. Applicants can earn $14.29 per hour working on early voting days and $275 for the day to work on Election Day. To apply go to www.PollWorker.NJ.gov or call (856) 401-8683.

“We encourage all Camden County residents, particularly those who cannot get to the polls in person on November 2, to make sure their voices are heard by utilizing mail-in ballots or the early voting period at the end of October,” Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. “That said, we are in need of poll workers for the upcoming General Election and anyone who is looking to make some extra money and would like to perform a critical public service should contact the Camden County Board of Elections.” 

Residents are always needed to work on Election Day for processing voters who come to the polling place to vote. By law, Boardworkers must be registered to vote, and either be Democrat or Republican. An unaffiliated voter may declare their party and then be eligible to work as a Boardworker. Training is mandatory and a Boardworker must be recertified every two years. Boardworkers are paid for each Election Day.  For more information call (856) 401-8683.

For more information about elections in Camden County, including a list of all polling places in your hometown, go to: https://www.camdencounty.com/service/board-of-elections/

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