Board of Elections announces upcoming trainings for workers

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Board of Elections is need of poll workers for the upcoming November 7, 2023 General Election.

Poll workers, which consist of our friends and neighbors, play a critical role in our democracy and having an adequate number of staff at the poll site on Election Day ensures voters receive the assistance they need.

As a poll worker, you would prepare the polling site for voting, help setup the voting equipment, sign-in and process voters, demonstrate voting procedures and help close the polling place.

Anyone registered in the two major parties can sign-up to be a poll worker. Poll workers are paid $25 for their training and $14.20 an hour while working the polls.

“We have added additional Poll Site training dates for the people who missed the opportunity to attend a session earlier this summer. Hopefully, anyone who wants to help us provide voting services to our County residents will take this opportunity to be trained,” stated Commissioners Luz Torres and Brian Abram.

The first training is scheduled for today at the SUNY JCC North Training Center on Route 60 in Dunkirk from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A second, additional training, will be at the Carnahan Theatre on the SUNY JCC Main Campus, 525 Falconer St. in Jamestown on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The final training happens on Friday at the Carlson Community Center, 50 West Lake Road in Mayville from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Each trainee is asked to bring their Driver’s License, or another legal form of identification, Social Security Card and voided check so the Board of Elections can issue a direct deposit payment.

No reservations are needed for any session, so please pick a date and time that fits your schedule.

Those with questions are urged to please contact the Chautauqua County Board of Elections Office at (716) 753-4580 and/or visit chqgov.com/board-of-elections/Board-of-Elections.


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