Twice every year, in every precinct in Pennsylvania, there are four election officials who together ensure that our elections are conducted smoothly, securely and fairly. They are vital components of our election process.
The Judge of Elections coordinates the voting process at the polling location and works with the Majority and Minority Inspectors to set up election equipment, log registered voters as they arrive and ensure the delivery of the election results to the county elections office. These three positions are elected every four years, during municipal elections, or if necessary appointed by the county elections office.
The Clerk of Elections is appointed by the county elections office. They are supervised by the Judge of Elections.
Poll workers must remain at the precinct polling location from before polls open at 7:00 on election day morning until after the polls close at 8:00 that evening.
These are paid positions, and training is provided by the county elections office.
We need these election officials to safeguard the integrity of our election process. Please consider committing yourself to two days a year to help strengthen of our democracy.
If you are interested in becoming a poll worker, you can contact the Berks County Elections Office at 610.478.6490 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also complete the interest form available online.