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This page includes poll worker training information and will be updated in September 2021 with fresh materials for the November 2, 2021 Municipal General Election.



POLL WORKER HOTLINE

The Poll Worker Hotline (484) 460-3750 handles calls regarding information on Poll Worker drop-off and pick-up of Election Day supplies, in-person training, election board positions, and filling vacancies.



POLL WORKER PICK UPS AND DROP OFFS

Pick-up and drop-off information for the November 2, 2021 Municipal Primary is being drafted and will be finalized and posted on this page in October.

Pick-ups will be available for Judges of Elections prior to the election. Times and locations to be determined.

As a reminder, drop-offs happen on Election Night at the same location that you picked up your supplies.



POLL WORKER CONTACT INFORMATION

We are urging all current poll workers—including Judges, Inspectors, Machine Operators and Clerks—to help ensure that the Delaware County Bureau of Elections has your up-to-date contact information, including your preferred email address.

If you are a current poll worker, please send updated information—including changes to your name, address, phone number, email address, and availability for the upcoming election (November 2)—to us via email at delcopollworkers@co.delaware.pa.us.

Having your accurate information will help ensure that we can quickly and easily communicate critical information to you in a timely manner. Thank you!



IN-PERSON POLL WORKER TRAINING SIGN-UP (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

We are providing in-person training for poll workers for the Spring 2021 Municipal Primary election. All in-person trainings will take place on select Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 301 N. Jackson Street in Media, PA.

The first scheduled training session is Wednesday, April 21, and the final scheduled training session is Saturday, May 15.

Please click the link below and select a date and time convenient for you.

Delaware County Poll Worker Training Sign Up



POLL WORKER Q&A TELECONFERENCES (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Prior to the May 18, 2021 Municipal Primary, five 90-minute ‘Question-and-Answer’ teleconference sessions were held for Delaware County Poll Workers providing an opportunity for poll workers to ask questions and get answers to common issues related to the upcoming Primary Election.

New sessions will be schedule and posted to this page by early September.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the Poll Worker Hotline at (484) 460-3750.



POLL WORKER TRAINING TEST

Regardless of training or experience, all poll workers for the November 2, 2021 Municipal Primary will have to pass a Poll Worker Training Test.

This test will be posted in October. Poll workers will not be paid for training if they do not pass the test. A score of 80% (20 out of 25 questions correct) will be needed to pass. The test can be taken as many times as needed to score a passing grade.



POLL WORKER TRAINING VIDEOS AND ELECTION DAY GUIDE

Election Day Guide for Poll Workers (Primary, Tuesday May 18, 2021) [PDF]
Please note: This is our comprehensive election day guide, with revisions made for the May 18 Municipal Primary. Another updated version, with improvements based on poll worker feedback, will be posted in September.



STATE TRAINING: PRIVACY, PROTOCOLS & CHAIN OF CUSTODY PROCESSES

These State resources provide poll workers with critical information necessary to the performance of their duties on Election Day. Poll workers should review these materials to ensure the integrity of the electoral process at their polling place.

Polling Place Rules and Regulations [PDF]
This document from the Pennsylvania Department of State provides state guidance on the laws and rules in effect at polling places to help voters, election officials, attorneys, and watchers understand their respective roles, responsibilities, and rights.

State Guidance on Voter Privacy [PDF]



Becoming a Poll Worker

Poll workers — also referred to as “Election Officers” — are a critical component of the American election process and serve a vital role in ensuring the integrity of our vote. Responsibilities include signing in registered voters, explaining voting procedures and the use of voting equipment, providing ballots, and monitoring the conduct of the election.

Go to our Becoming a Poll Worker page for details about how to apply.

Click here to go to our general Poll Worker Resources page, which includes details about poll worker positions, an up-to-date pay chart, and information about filling vacancies in an election board.



Contact Us

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         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000
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