The Important Election Inspector
In many ways, the success or failure of the electoral process depends on the competence and dedication of the individuals who work at the polling places on primary and general election days. Below is information on:
Without a doubt, elections depend on the dedication of the individuals who work at the polling places.
In Dutchess County, more than 1,000 civic-minded citizens are needed every Election Day to work as Intake Inspectors and Machine Inspectors.
Boards of Elections throughout the nation, including Dutchess County, have a continuing need for new inspectors.
If you are a registered voter in Dutchess County and are interested in learning more about:
- Any other details regarding the positions
Please call the Board of Elections.
Ask to speak with Kara Bucher(R) 845-486-2474 or Jill Fieldstein(D) 845-486-2476 for additional information.
Or e-mail us at [email protected]
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE I HAVE TO BE AN INSPECTOR?
Workers must be at least 18 years of age.
DO I HAVE TO BE A REGISTERED VOTER?
Yes. Workers must be registered. Enrollment in a party is NOT required.
WHAT HOURS DO INSPECTORS WORK?
General election: hours are from 5:30AM to 9:30PM.
Primary election: hours are from 5:30AM to 9:30PM.
HOW MUCH ARE POLL INSPECTORS PAID?
Workers are paid $250 per election.
IS THERE A TRAINING CLASS TO BECOME AN INSPECTOR?
Yes. For attending a training class, workers are paid $35.00.
IS THERE AN OATH TO BECOME AN INSPECTOR?
Yes. You can read the oath by clicking here.
Due to the pandemic, training classes will resume once it is safe to do so.
The entire Intake and Machine Inspector Manual may be dowloaded.
Machine Inspector Handbook (.pdf) may be downloaded
The application for a special ballot for absentee voting for election workers is here.
The entire Poll Pad Training Manual may be dowloaded.
The entire Poll Print Training Manual may be dowloaded.