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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National Poll Worker Recruitment Day

Last Updated: 1/25/2022

The United States Election Assistance Commission has proclaimed January 25th National Poll Worker Recruitment Day and the New York State Board of Elections is asking all registered voters to pitch in and Help New York Vote for the June 28th primary election and November 8th general election. 

Signing up to work the polls on Election Day is an amazing way to strengthen democracy, give back to your community, and ensure safe, secure, and accessible elections this November.

As a poll worker, you will prepare the polling place for voting, set up voting equipment, sign-in and process voters, enforce social distancing, demonstrate voting procedures, sanitize voting equipment, assist voters, close the polling place, and canvass and report election results. 

To be eligible, you must be a New York State registered voter. State Election Law requires election workers to represent either the Democratic or Republican party. If you are affiliated with a different party or not affiliated with any party, you must choose which of the major parties to represent on Election Day. If you are 17 years old, you may be eligible if your school district participates in a program under Education Law Section 3207-a. 

Poll Workers get paid for training and each election day they work. Learn more about being a poll worker in Tioga County HERE. Applying is simple. Just fill out the form found here: