Board of Elections
The Board of Elections of the City of New York is an administration of ten Commissioners, two from each borough of the City, as picked upon the recommendation of both political parties in said borough, and then appointed to a term of four years each, by the City Council. The Commissioner then makes sure to appoint a bipartisan staff to oversee the daily ongoings of every Board of Elections office in every borough.
Under New York State Election Law, the Board of Elections is responsible for the following:
- Voter registration, outreach and processing
- Maintain and update voter records
- Processing and verification of candidate petitions/documents
- Campaign finance disclosures of candidates and campaign committees
- Recruiting, training and assigning the various Election Day officers to conduct elections
- Operate poll site locations
- Maintain, repair, setup and deploy the Election Day operation equipment
- Ensure each voter their right to vote at the polls or by absentee ballot
- Canvassing and certification of the vote
- Voter education, notification and dissemination of election information
- Preparation of maps of various political subdivisions.
To apply to become a poll worker for the City of New York in your corresponding borough, please click here.
As listed on the official Board of Elections for the City of New York website, the responsibilities and job requirements of a poll worker are as follows:
|Description:||Depending on your registration status and availability you may be assigned to work as an Inspector, Poll Clerk, Information Clerk or Accessibility Clerk.
Inspector/Poll Clerk are generally responsible for the operations in the ED, including opening the polls, serving voters and closing the polls including accuracy of canvass. Inspectors must stay for completion of canvass and tally. Ensures that Affidavit Ballot Envelopes are completed correctly and signs each one. Responsible for the set-up & closing of the Ballot Marking Device and Scanner. Assists the voter as needed on this equipment
Information Clerk use the Street Finder and Poll Site List to direct voters to their correct ED/AD and poll site. May also be re-assigned to be an Inspector or Poll Clerk on Election Day, as necessary.
Accessibility Clerk ensures that the alternate entrance is accessible throughout the day. Monitors the entrance to prevent unauthorized individuals from entering. Checks to see that a ramp with handrails and/or platform are in place if required. Assists but does not provide physical help to disabled voters entering the site. Checks that access posters, directional arrows, “Vote Here/Vota Aqui” signs and all other outdoor signs are hung properly.
|Requirements:||Inspector/Poll Clerk/Information Clerk – Must be a registered voter in the City of New York
Accessibility Clerk – Permanent U.S. resident, New York City resident, and 18 years of age
You can find a copy of the Basic Poll Worker Manual, 2018/2019 Certification Period here.
1780 Grand Concourse – 5th Floor
Bronx, NY 10457
Rosanna Vargas, Commissioner
Robert Siano, Commissioner
Email the Bronx County Board of Elections at: email@example.com