The Board of Elections would like to introduce our 17 Year Old Poll Worker Program to your students. We would like to hold an outreach at your school to explain our program and answer any questions your students may have, we are available to work around student schedules (lunch, free periods, etc.)
Our program promotes civic awareness and educates high school students about the election process by allowing them to serve as poll workers on Election Day.
This opportunity also gives them job experience for their resume; shows both colleges and future employers they have a record of responsibility, teamwork and leadership.
- Be 17 years old by Election Day and get permission from a school official and parent/guardian.
- Be a U.S. Citizen.
- Bilingual students fluent in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Hindi and Bengali are encouraged to apply.
- Attend school in New York City.
- Have a GPA of 2.5 (B or 80) or above.
- Register to be a “future voter.”
- Working papers required.
Students are required to attend a mandatory four (4) hour training class. Classes are offered at various times throughout the week and weekends during July and August. Student inspectors will be paid $100.00 for attending the class, passing the exam, and working one election event. Earn up to $675.00 for taking the training class, and working two elections.
On Election Day, students who are working the full day are required to report to their assigned polling place at 5:00AM and work until all paperwork is completed at closing, they will be paid $250. Students who are working the peak hour assistance shift are required to report to their assigned polling place at 3:00PM and work until all paperwork is completed at closing, they will be paid $125.