Be A Part of Ensuring Our Most Fundamental Right, the Right to Vote!

Mercer County Board of Elections needs you to become a Mercer County District Board Worker!

VoteThe Mercer County Board of Elections is seeking Mercer County citizens to assist by serving as board workers. Training is required and will be provided. If you are interested, please fill out the application and return it to the Mercer County Board of Elections.

Our election process is successful when dedicated, community spirited individuals, like yourselves, give their time to make it work. As a Board worker your duties are varied, the hours are long, but we know you will find the experience rewarding.  Citizens of all ages, including college students, are encouraged to apply. Please do your part to assist your community in ensuring that Election Day in Mercer County is conducted with great competence and responsiveness to the public.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Registered Mercer County voters
  • Ability to read and write legibly
  • Can lift at least 25 pounds without difficulty.

Job Duties

  • Report to your assigned polling place by 5:15 am on Election Day
  • Help prepare the polling area for voters
  • Set up voting equipment and supplies
  • Open the polls and process the voters
  • Close the polls and complete final paperwork
  • Pick up and/or return election supplies to the Municipal Clerk.

Required Training

By law, Board workers must attend a training class every two years or when there is a significant change in election procedures.  Classes are offered biannually and last for about two hours. They instruct workers on their duties regarding voting machines, voter eligibility, provisional ballots and registration books.

When Can I Serve?

  • Special School Board Elections
  • Special Municipal Elections
  • June Primary Election
  • November General Election

Rate of Pay

A full Day shift is 5:15 am – 8 pm - $200.   A half day shift (am or pm only) - $100. 

  • AM shift is 5:15 am – 1 pm.
  • PM shift is 1 pm – 8 pm.

More Information

To learn more about becoming a board worker, please feel free to call the staff at the Board of Elections. 

Mercer County Board of Elections
McDade Administration Building
640 S. Broad Street
PO Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650-0038
Phone: 609-989-6522
Fax:  609-278-2713
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