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Atlantic County needs poll workers for early voting
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Atlantic County needs poll workers for early voting

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Doortje Fenwick, of Linwood, checks in before voting with Marian Jordan, poll worker and courier, at the Belhaven Middle School, in Linwood, on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (VERNON OGRODNEK / For The Press)

Atlantic County election officials need poll workers for the nine days of early voting in October, officials said. The daily pay was set by statute 19 years ago at $200 a day. 

On a regular Election Day, poll workers start between 5:15 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. and work to 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., said Atlantic County Board of Elections Chair Lynn Caterson.

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In most cases, it’s a long day and the pay comes out to a little more than $13 per hour. Minimum wage in New Jersey is $12 per hour.

Caterson said early voting will run from Oct. 23 through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., but poll workers will have to be in earlier for setup and stay later to close up.

To work as an Atlantic County poll worker, visit atlantic-county.org/board-of-elections and click on “Poll Worker Application” in the list of topics to the right.

Visit other counties’ Board of Elections sites for information on working for them.

REPORTER: Michelle Brunetti Post

609-272-7210

mpost@pressofac.com

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In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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