Be an Ulster County Election Inspector

  • Election Inspectors (AKA Poll Workers) are registered voters trained by the Board of Elections to help run elections in accordance with state and federal law.


  • You must be registered to vote in Ulster County (or pre-registered for 16 and 17 year olds) and attend a mandatory paid training. You are not required to be enrolled in a political party.


  • Election inspectors are paid $18/hour and compensated $60 for completing annual mandatory training.


  • Whenever possible, election inspectors are assigned to their home poll site, but the Board of Elections does reserve the right to assign inspectors to other locations based on staffing needs.


  • Times During the Year When Election Inspectors are Needed:  PRIMARY and GENERAL ELECTIONS, including Early Voting. During Primary and General Election days, the polls will be open from 6:00am to 9:00pm. Inspectors will arrive 45 minutes early to begin setup and will remain at the polling location until the site work is completed and materials are securely packed up. Partial day hours now available in a limited basis at an hourly rate of $18/hour.

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