Board of Elections Seeks Elections Inspectors for Nov. General Election


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Chautauqua County Board of Elections

The Chautauqua County Board of Elections is currently recruiting new election inspectors to work at all county poll sites for the Nov. 8th General Election, announced Election Commissioners Norman P. Green and Brian C. Abram.

To become an election inspector, an English speaking registered voter in the county who is a Democrat or Republican simply needs to show up for one of the 3-hour scheduled training classes taking place in Mayville, Jamestown or Dunkirk. Prospective poll workers must bring their driver’s license and social security card.


Dunkirk/Fredonia Area
St. Hyacinth’s, 15 S. Pangolin St. Dunkirk, NY
Wed. Sept. 21st 1pm – 4pm or 6pm – 9pm
Thur. Sept. 22nd 1pm – 4pm or 6pm – 9pm
Sat. Sept. 24th 9am – Noon

Jamestown Area
JCC South Carnahan Multi-Purpose Room
Backside of JCC Facility
525 Falconer St. Jamestown, NY
Wed. Sept. 28th 1pm – 4pm or 6pm – 9pm
Thur. Sept. 29th 1pm – 4pm or 6pm – 9pm
Sat. Oct.1st 9am – Noon

Mayville Area
Carlson Community Center
50 West Lake Rd (ROUTE 394) Mayville, NY
Wed. Oct. 5th 1pm – 4pm or 6pm – 9pm

The pay for completing the training and being available for the Nov. 8th election is $25. The hourly wage for working on Election Day is $9 per hour. Election Inspectors duties include the responsibility for making sure that the voters are processed in a fair and efficient manner according to election law. Trained inspectors will be working with other experienced inspectors. Election Inspectors will be assigned to work on General Election Day in November from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. The Board of Elections also offers “short shifts” to veteran election inspectors. There are no formal breaks for election inspectors, but they do get time to eat a hot meal at the poll site. (Usually there is a smorgasbord of food brought in by the election inspector teams.) If there is an opening, volunteers are scheduled to work at their home poll sites; otherwise you will be placed close to your own district.