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To Receive a $300 Stipend as a Union County Poll Worker, Apply Today!

Poll workers will earn a $300 stipend for the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

Union County, NJ – May 16, 2022 — Union County residents who are interested in assisting voters at polling locations on Election Day this year can apply to become official poll workers. Poll workers will earn $300 for the day, starting at 5:15 a.m. through the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

“Poll workers are there to answer questions and help voters understand how to cast their ballots. It is a fulfilling way to participate in the democratic process, and the $300 stipend is a well-deserved compensation for this essential work,” said Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado. “We are grateful for the support of the New Jersey legislature and Governor, which raised the stipend to $300 this year.”

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

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. New poll workers must attend a mandatory training session.

  • To apply, complete the online application at, or request an application form by mail by calling the Board of Elections at 908-527-4236 or emailing
  • For more information, follow the Poll Worker Resources link
  • For all Union County Board of Elections information visit online at

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