The Board of Election hires people to work as Election Inspectors to conduct fair elections that meet NYS Election Laws for Fulton County. Working as an election inspector is a good opportunity to meet and greet your neighbors, and although it is a long day, it is very rewarding to know that you have provided a worthwhile service for your community.
To be qualified to work as an Election Inspector you must be a registered voter in the County, be able to speak English and be able to work the entire shift. The Board does not offer split shifts. All Election Inspectors are required to take a training class and complete a W-9. Individuals who complete the training class will receive payment of $25. Inspector hours for the Primary Election and General Election are the same: 5:15 AM to 9:30 PM (approximately).
Inspectors are paid $200 for working either of these days. Polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM. For Early Voting, poll hours vary but Inspectors are needed for either a 5 or 8 hour shift and will be paid $70 or $100, respectively. If you are interested in working as an Election Inspector please contact the Fulton County Board of Elections at (518) 736-5526.
Reporting Requirements: Section 6041(a) applies to payments of compensation that are not subject to withholding of FICA or income tax. If an election worker’s compensation is not subject to withholding of FICA tax, the Section 6041(a) reporting requirements apply to payments that aggregate $600 or more in any taxable year. Under Regulation section 1.6041-2(a)(1), compensation subject to income tax withholding is taken into account in determining whether the $600 reporting requirement applies. Government entities must file a Form W-2 for election workers who receive payments of $600 or more, even if no FICA and income tax were withheld.