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Monroe County seeks election workers for June primary

Beth Adams/WXXI News

The Monroe County Board of Elections needs poll workers for the upcoming June 22 primary elections.

With 269 polling sites, officials say they are looking for 1,600 trained poll workers to work the 2021 primary election.

On Election Day, workers will be compensated $14 per hour and work from 5 a.m. to 10p.m. After attending a paid training, where workers will earn $25, poll workers will receive their polling site assignment.

“Our workers are at the heart of the election process and are the friendly faces a voter sees when they successfully cast their ballot,” Democratic Commissioner Jackie Ortiz said.

“Electing to serve your community as an election worker is an invaluable action you can make to ensure democracy right here in Monroe County,” Republican Commissioner Lisa Nicolay said. 

If you are interested in serving as a poll worker, and are a registered voter in Monroe County, email

To express interest in serving as a Spanish or ASL interpreter, email In the email, provide: your full name, address, party affiliation, and the area within Monroe County you would like to work.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.