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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 TRAINING: ELECTION DAY GUIDE & UPDATED VIDEOS

Election Day Guide for Poll Workers

Our comprehensive election day guide for the May 17, 2022 Primary Election is below.

Election Day Guide for Poll Workers (May 17, 2022 Primary Election) [Updated 4/20/2022] [PDF]

Training Videos

Election Day Machine Setup Training Video [Total Length: 1:24:23]
This comprehensive video explains all aspects of set-up and breakdown for equipment used on Election Day, with clearly labeled chapters for each Poll Worker process.

Please note that you can easily navigate back and forth across these 60+ chapters.

Click “SHOW MORE” underneath the video description, then click on the blue timecode that corresponds to the chapter you wish to watch. For example, to jump ahead to the chapter called “Ballot Box Setup”, just click “SHOW MORE”, scroll down, and click the blue timecode listed as 00:10:19.



POLL WORKER TRAINING TEST

Regardless of training or experience, all poll workers for the May 17, 2022 Primary will have to pass the Poll Worker Training Test. 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. The test will be locked at 9PM on Monday, May 16, please be sure to take the test in advance of that time.

Poll Worker Training Test



POLL WORKER CONTACT INFORMATION

The county will use email to communicate with poll workers. To ensure the county has up-to-date contact information, please fill out this online form: delcopa.gov/pollworkerform

If you are a current poll worker, you may also send updated information—including changes to your name, address, phone number, email address, and availability for the upcoming election 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 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Poll Workers who wish to participate in in-person training sessions for the May 17, 2022 Primary Election must register. Registration links are emailed by the Delaware County Poll Worker Training team beginning in early April. If you are a Poll Worker and have not received the link to schedule a training session, please call the Poll Worker Hotline at 484-460-3750 to schedule your training. There are limited training slots, so please register quickly to help ensure your spot.

All in-person trainings will take place at the Government Center Building, 201 W. Front St., Media, PA 19063. Enter the Government Center at the back of the Courthouse, off Orange Street. Click here for a map of the government complex.

In-Person Training Schedule

Wed., April 13 - 6 pm-8 pm
Government Center - County Council Room
Thur., April 14 - 1 pm-3 pm
Media Borough Community Center
Thur., April 14 - 6 pm-8 pm
Government Center - County Council Room
Sat., April 23 - 9 am-11 am
Government Center - County Council Room
Sat., April 23 - 1 pm-3 pm
Government Center - County Council Room
Tue., April 26 - 6 pm-8 pm
Government Center - County Council Room
Wed., April 27 - 6 pm-8 pm
Government Center - County Council Room
Thur., April 28 - 1 pm-3 pm
Government Center - County Council Room
Thur., April 28 - 6 pm-8 pm
Government Center - County Council Room
Sat., April 30 - 9 am-11 am
Government Center - County Council Room
Sat., April 30 - 1 pm-3 pm
Government Center - County Council Room
Tue., May 3 - 6 pm-8 pm
Government Center - County Council Room
Sat., May 7 - 1 pm-3 pm
Government Center - County Council Room
Sat., May 7 - 9 am-11 am
Government Center - County Council Room
Wed., May 11 - 4 pm-6 pm
Media Borough Community Center
Wed., May 11 - 6 pm-8 pm
Government Center - County Council Room
Thur., May 12 - 4 pm-6 pm
Media Borough Community Center
Thur., May 12 - 6 pm-8 pm
Government Center - County Council Room


Election Equipment Open House – Wed., April 27 at 10am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm

Election Day equipment will be available for hands-on practice. Attending the Open House does not count as a training class, and sign-up is not required.

Poll Worker Supply Pick-Ups – May 14

Judges of Election will be able to pick up Election Day supplies from 10 am to 2 pm on May 14 at the County Government Center in Media.

NOTE: Enter via parking garage on Third Street side of Government Center.

If the Judge of Election cannot pick up the supplies, the Judge must complete a Supply Release Affidavit to allow the next highest lawfully serving election board member to pick up the election supplies the Saturday preceding the election.

A Supply Release Affidavit is to be completed by the Judge of Election or the highest lawfully serving election board member when no elected/court appointed district election board member can pick up election supplies the Saturday preceding the election.

The affidavit allows the Judge of Election or the highest lawfully serving election board member to designate an individual to pick-up the supplies for the precinct. Without the affidavit the Election Bureau may not release supplies to anyone not elected or court appointed to the district election board. Poll Workers are asked to return completed affidavits in-person to their Poll Worker Supply Pick Up site.

Supply Release Affidavit

Election Night Poll Worker Ballot and Supply Drop-Offs – May 17

Election Night Drop-Offs of election materials will occur at Rose Tree Park on Tue., May 17 from 8 pm through 11 pm – NOTE: Enter from East Rose Tree Rd., not Providence Rd.

NOTE: ELECTION NIGHT DROP-OFFS AT ROSE TREE PARK WILL END AT 11 PM. AFTER 11 PM, JUDGES MUST RETURN MATERIALS TO: The Wharf, 2501 Seaport Dr., Chester PA 19013

Poll Worker Q&A Teleconferences (Registration Required)

Question & Answer Teleconference sessions will be held on Thur., May 12 and Mon., May 16 from 7-8:30PM. Registration links can be found below.



POLL WORKER Q&A TELECONFERENCES (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Three 90-minute ‘Question-and-Answer’ teleconference sessions are scheduled for the Delaware County poll workers for the May 17, 2022 Primary Election. These teleconferences provide poll workers an opportunity to ask questions and get answers to common issues related to the upcoming election.

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

Dates for the teleconferences will be announced shortly

Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Conference ID: 1406316
Register

Monday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
Conference ID: 1785389
Register



STATE GUIDELINES ON ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND WHO IS ALLOWED IN THE POLLING PLACE

These State guidelines provide information on:

  • Roles and responsibilities of poll workers
  • Who is (and is not) allowed in the polling place
  • What is (and is not) allowed to occur in the polling place

These guidelines are prescribed by the Pennsylvania Election Code and are designed to assure the integrity of the election process and provide voters with the ability to cast ballots inside the precinct in a “campaign free zone” without influence or intimidation.

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

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000
  • webmaster@co.delaware.pa.us

About Delaware County

Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.


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