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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