Become a Poll Worker

The Salem County Board of Elections is seeking Salem County citizens to assist by serving as poll workers. Training is required and will be provided. The Poll Worker certification class takes about 2 hours and the certification lasts 2 years.



  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 1, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 1, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 5, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday, October 5, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

PSE&G Resource Training Center
244 Chestnut Street, Salem NJ 08079

Seating is first come basis, arrive at least one half hour ahead of start time

If you or someone you know, would be interested in becoming a poll worker in Salem County, please complete the Poll Worker Application (click here) and return it to the Board of Elections office. If you are interested in becoming a Poll Worker regardless of your party affiliation, please contact our office:

Republican or Unaffiliated Contact:
Peggie Kramme (Republican)
856-935-7510 ext 8329

Democrat Contact:
Renee Buehler, Registrar
(856)-935-7510 ext 8328

Citizens of all ages, including college and high school students, are encouraged to apply. To qualify you must be at least 18 years of age, a registered voter of Salem County and able to work a 15 hour day. You must be able to read and write English. You must attend a Poll Worker Certification class once every 2 years.

A candidate or close relative of a candidate whose name appears on the ballot may not serve as a Poll Worker in any district voting on that ballot.

Board of Election is also seeking BILINGUAL POLL WORKERS (SPANISH/ENGLISH) to work in Penns Grove, Carneys Point, Pittsgrove and Salem City polling districts. If you are bilingual you are strongly encouraged to apply.

Poll Workers are paid $200.00 per day for Primary or General election day assignments. Poll Workers must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to opening of the Polls. For Primary and General elections the Polls are open from 6am – 8pm.

Duties of a Poll Worker include: prepare the polling place for voting, verify that voters are eligible registered voters in the district, assist voters in the voting process, maintain order at the polls and close the polling location when polls close.

Please do your part to assist your community in ensuring that Election Day in Salem County is conducted with great competence and responsiveness to the public.

All regular school elections in Salem County are now held in November with the general election.