Each year 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 as we do not offer split shifts. As an election Inspector you will be required to take a training class. Individuals who complete the training will receive payment of $25.00.

Primary Election Inspector hours are 11:15 A.M. to (approximately)9:30PM. Inspectors are paid $125.00 for this day. Polls are open 12 PM- 9 PM. General Election Inspector hours are from 5:15 A.M. to (approximately) 9:30PM. Inspectors are paid $200.00 for this day. Polls are open 6 AM – 9PM. 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.