Welcome to the Northampton County Elections Department


The Elections Office is located in the lower level of the main Courthouse at 669 Washington Street, Easton, PA. Our staff is available to assist you from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm during the week.

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Drop boxes are currently not AVAILABLE BUT will be available for use at a date to yet be determined for the November 5, 2024, election.


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Judge of Election

  • This is an elected position that runs every 4 years. If a vacancy occurs, the Board of Elections will appoint someone. If a vacancy exists on or during Election Day, notify the Bureau of Registration and Elections immediately.
  • Paid $200, plus $50 for attending training session, plus mileage for return of election supplies (measured from the polling place to the drop-off zone).
  • Must pick up election supplies before the Election.
  • Contacts Inspectors and other Election workers prior to Election Day to ensure availability and finds replacements, if necessary.
  • Contact the polling place prior to Election Day to secure entry on Election Day and ensures tables/chairs are set up.
  • Must arrive at the polls by 6AM to prepare polls for prompt 7:00 AM opening to the voters.
  • In charge of the polling site on Election Day and assign duties of the day.
  • Take lead in opening supply cage, setting up and closing voting systems.
  • Oversee and prepare reports at the end of the day.
  • Process all paperwork to be returned to Bureau or Zone that election night.
  • May not go home on Election night until all paperwork, supplies and both thumb drives from each voting machines are delivered to the Election Office or Zone.

 

Majority & Minority Inspectors

  • This is an elected position that runs every 4 years. If a vacancy occurs, the Board of Elections will appoint someone, with the input of the Judge of Election.
  • Paid $175 for the day, plus $50 for attending training session.
  • Must arrive at the polls between 6:00 AM and 6:30 AM to assist in preparing polls for prompt 7:00 AM opening to the voters.
  • Check the voters in at the poll books.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Judge of Election.
  • Help close voting system and prepare results reports at the end of the day.
  • The Minority Inspector * keeps Envelope B, which holds a set of the election returns, for at least one year.
  • May not go home on Election night until all paperwork, supplies and both thumb drives from each scanner are delivered to the Election Office or Zone.


Clerks

  • If clerks are needed, these positions are appointed: one clerk is appointed by the Judge of Election; and one appointed by the Minority Inspector. 
  • Paid $175 for the day, plus $50 for attending training session.
  • Must arrive at the polls at time designated by Judge of Election (usually by 6:00 AM) to assist in preparing polls for prompt 7:00 AM opening to the voters.
  • Perform duties as assigned by Judge of Election. In large precincts, this may include maintaining the Numbered List of Voters, one of the alphabetical groupings of the Poll Books or checking the names of voters arriving at the polls to ensure the voter is at the correct polling place. 
  • Verify voter is in the correct election district. If not, either notify the Judge or assist them in identifying the proper polling place.
  • Help close voting system and prepare results reports at the end of the day.
  • May not go home until Judge dismisses you.

 


Machine Operators

  • If machine operators are needed, these positions are appointed by the Judge of Election.
  • Paid $175 for the day, plus $50 for attending training session.
  • Must arrive at the polls at time designated by Judge of Election (usually by 6:00 AM) to assist in preparing polls for prompt 7:00 AM opening to the voters.
  • Perform duties as assigned by Judge of Election. In large precincts, this work generally will be to ensure voters with ballots reach a privacy screen/booth, take their marked ballot to a scanner and then leave the polling place.
  • Help close voting system and prepare results reports at the end of the day.
  • May not go home until Judge dismisses you.


Student Poll Worker Program (Pennsylvania Election Code P.S. 2672)


County Board may appoint students, notwithstanding their eligibility to vote, to serve as a clerk or machine operator pursuant to the following:


  1. County Board may appoint no more than two students per precinct.
  2. The Judge of Elections shall have direct supervision of the student.
  3. The county board may compensate the student.
  4. The county board shall comply with all applicable Federal and State laws.
  5. The student must be at the time of the election for which the student shall serve:
(i) be at least seventeen (17) years of age.
(ii) be a United States citizen and a resident of the County in which appointed to serve.
(iii) be enrolled in a secondary educational institution with an exemplary academic record as determined by the educational institution.
(iv) be approved by the principal or director of the secondary educational institution; and
(v) have obtained the consent of their parent or guardian.


  • The student may NOT serve as a Judge of Election, Majority, or Minority Inspector.


IF INTERESTED, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING FORM [DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION IS FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2024]:

Click Here for Application


*** To apply for any of these positions call: (610) 829-6260 or e-mail elections@norcopa.gov




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