By: Follow South Jersey Staff
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Camden County Board of Elections is looking to hire 13 temporary employees to work from September 19 to November 22 as well as poll workers for the general election on November 2.
Temporary employees will be paid $15 an hour. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who is interested in assisting us in facilitating elections to work for the board,” Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said in a press release from the county. “Residents are always needed to work on Election Day as well as the months leading up to it for several tasks including processing voters who come to the polling place to vote.”
To be considered for the temporary position, applicants must:
- Be registered to vote as a Democrat or Republican.
- Work 35 hours per week minimum, overtime paid after 40 hours.
- Must be willing to work weekends and evenings as needed.
- Must be willing to work in a warehouse, drive a 16-foot box truck, lift 25 pounds, assist with data entry and post office pickups.
Since the pandemic, poll workers have been an important focus to keeping the pool of annual employees stocked. This year the Board of Elections can now hire employees 16 and over and the pay for the day has been raised to $300. The board is hoping to hire more than 200 new poll workers in the runup to election day.
By law, poll workers must be a resident of Camden County and registered as a Democrat, Republican or Unaffiliated voter. Training is mandatory and a poll workers must be recertified every two years. Poll workers are paid for each Election Day. For more information call (856) 401-8683.
“These are two great opportunities for our residents to get involved in the democratic process and help perform a critical public service,” Cappelli continued. “Residents are always needed to work on Election Day as well as the months leading up to it for several tasks including processing voters who come to the polling place.”
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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