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The right to vote is one of our nation's oldest and most important entitlements, and with this right comes responsibility. Free and open elections are the basis on which this country was formed and you can make a difference by becoming an election inspector to help protect those freedoms. Westchester County is always in need of Election Inspectors willing to work at one of various polling sites on Election Day. Proficiency in both English and Spanish is a plus.

When are you needed?
Annual Elections that include:

  • March Village Election
  • April Presidential Primary Election*
  • Special Election*
  • June Primary Election
  • General Election

*Please note: April Presidential Primary takes place every 4 years. Special Elections will take place as needed.*

What tasks will you perform as an election inspector?

  • Prepare the polling place for voting
  • Set up the voting equipment
  • Sign-in and process voters
  • Enforce social distancing
  • Demonstrate voting procedures to the voters
  • Sanitize voting equipment
  • Close the polling place
  • Canvass and report the results
  • Assist voter if requested

You are eligible to serve as an election inspector if you:
Are a New York State registered voter. If you are 17 years old, you may be eligible if your school district participates in a program under Education Law Section 3207-a.

Election inspector requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be registered to vote in the County of Westchester 
  • Hours are from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. or to the close of the polls

Election inspectors receive $350 for working on Election Day, plus $25 to attend a training class and pass an exam. 

Complete the Poll Worker Application form and submit it to the Board of Elections either by:

  • Email to:
    • Ericka Sterling, Democrat, at .
    • Philippe Gille, Republican, at .
  • Fax to: (914) 813-4402
  • Mail to: Westchester County Board of Elections
         Attn: Election Inspector Dept
                  25 Quarropas St
                   White Plains, NY 10601

Election Inspector Manuals

Election inspector supervisors
Philippe Gille (Republican)
Tel: (914) 995-1959

Ericka Sterling (Democrat)
Tel: (914) 995-8568

Bilingual election inspector coordinators
Olga Rivera (Republican)
Tel: (914) 995-8559

Ada Carden (Democrat)
Tel: (914) 995-7810

For additional information, visit the New York State Board of Elections.