Vera Lin Layman
Republican Commissioner of Elections

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James Wahls
Democratic Commissioner of Elections

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1062 State Route 38
PO Box 306
Owego, NY 13827

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Training for New Election Inspectors

Last Updated: 3/29/2022

As we near the 2022 elections, the Tioga County Board of Elections is seeking new election inspectors to bolster our ranks.

The Board of Elections currently needs at least 20 additional people to sign up for training and staff the poll sites during our elections. Workers may be registered with any political party or unaffiliated, but those who are not registered Democrat or Republican will be assigned to represent one of those major parties on Election Day.

We will train all workers to operate the voting machines and electronic poll books.  Anyone who has touch-screen or keyboard skills can check in voters on one of the electronic poll books.  Others can greet voters, maintain the poll site, issue ballots or follow checklists to help voters cast their ballots.  

Training sessions will be held during the following dates and times:

Tuesday, April 19, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thursday, April 21, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Classes are limited to 20 individuals and advance registration is required. If you wish to register for election inspector training, please contact the Tioga County Board of Elections at 607-687-8261 or [email protected] at least one week prior to the class date. These trainings are meant for new election inspectors. Inspectors who trained last summer are still certified thru July of this year and will also be eligible to work the June Primary.

Please consider this important contribution to the preservation of representative government in our community. You must be a registered voter of Tioga County to be eligible. If you are an employer and are able to give interested individuals time off on Election Day, November 2nd, please ask them to contact us.

It takes the effort of many to Defend Democracy and voting is patriotic!

To learn more about being an Election Inspector, click here: Info for Prospective Election Inspectors.