Poll Worker Qualifications
Poll workers, also known as election inspectors. work at the polling sites during Early Voting and on Election Day to ensure elections are conducted in a fair and impartial manner.
In order to be an Election Inspector in Oneida County, you must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a registered voter (Democrat, Republican, or No Party Affiliation)
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be an Oneida County resident
- Cannot hold public office or be a candidate running for public office
- Cannot be the spouse, parent, or child of a candidate who is running for office in the election district you are assigned to work
- Must be able to speak, read, and write in the English language
If you meet the above criteria, you are eligible to become a certified Election Inspector: Apply HERE.
Poll Worker Responsibilities
Election Inspectors are responsible for a variety of tasks during Early Voting and on Election Day. Some of your responsibilities will include:
- Arriving on time at your polling site on Election Day
- 5:15 A.M. for a Primary Election and the General Election. Voting for Primary and General Elections begins at 6:00 A.M.
- Preparing the polling place for voting
- Setting up the voting equipment
- Signing-in and processing voters
- Demonstrating voting procedures to the voters
- Closing the polling place
- Canvassing and reporting the results
- Assisting voters, if requested