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Election Inspectors

Election Day means over two thousand people will work at schools, churches, and other facilities processing voters so that we can conduct a fair election, as perfect as possible. It is a long day but it is very rewarding to know you have helped your community choose its leaders.

Election Inspectors are paid $241 to work in the Primaries and General Elections. The required working hours are from approximately 5:00AM to 9:30 PM. At this time we are unable to accomodate half days shifts. We do not have any volunteer positions.

You must be able to speak, read and write English, (bilingual inspectors, especially Spanish speakers, are very welcome), be a registered voter in Onondaga County and you must be available to work the day of the election.


It is recommended that you be registered in either the Democratic or Republican party, however, we are training all voters who wish to be election inspectors, as we have limited spots available for those who are registered in other parties.

As an Election Inspector you will be required to complete a 3.5 hour class on the processes and procedures related to being an inspector, followed by a mandatory written test. Persons who successfully complete the test will be paid an hourly rate and will be eligilble to work an election. Class is an annual requirement. Classes are held in Spring and late Summer to prep for elections.


CLICK HERE to download a Poll Worker Survey. To be mailed into our offfice once completed.


Please include a telephone number where you can be reached during the day so that we can contact you for some basic information, and schedule you in the training class you prefer. If classes are not currently in session we will mail you a survey for you to send back to us. Once the survey comes back into our office we will put you into the mailing for class schedule to be mailed to you. Classes generally take place in the Spring and again in early Fall.


For more information contact:

Election Inspector Department at (315) 435-3331 (Click Here to E-Mail the Inspector Department)

David Harding at (315) 435-5761 (Click Here to E-Mail David Harding)

Amanda Emmons at (315) 435-5772 ( Click Here to E-Mail Amanda Emmons)



REVISED:January 25, 2023 

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