Delaware County Election Seeking Poll Workers for May 17 Primary Election

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The Delaware County Bureau of Elections is seeking additional voters to serve in paid poll worker positions in certain precincts on Election Day, Tues., May 17.

All poll workers must be registered voters in Delaware County (but cannot be employees of the County, or elected officials of any jurisdiction).

Poll workers who are appointed from now through Election Day will be considered emergency appointments, and as such do NOT need to live in the municipality of the polling place where they will serve, so long as they are registered voters in Delaware County. Experienced poll workers are encouraged to apply.

Base pay for poll workers is $140 ($150 for those who serve as Judge of Election), plus $100 for those who review online training materials and then pass the online Poll Worker test by 8 p.m. Mon., May 16.

The following precincts are currently in need of additional poll workers:

COLLINGDALE 1. Collingdale Fire Co No 2, Macdade Blvd & Mildred Ave
RIDLEY TWP 2-1. Grace Park School, 7th Ave Grace Park, Swarthmore
UPPER DARBY 4-9. Upper Darby High School, 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill
UPPER DARBY 7-5. Bywood Elementary School, 330 Avon Rd, Upper Darby
NEWTOWN 6 & 7. Gauntlett Center, 28 Media Line Rd, Newtown Square
UPPER DARBY 3-11 & 4-1. Drexel Hill Middle School, 3001 State Rd, Drexel Hill
UPPER DARBY 7-4. Upper Darby Township Municipal Bldg, 100 Garrett Rd, Upper Darby
EAST LANSDOWNE EAST & WEST. East Lansdowne Borough Hall, 155 Lexington Ave, East Lansdowne
COLWYN 2. Colwyn Elementary School, 211 Pine St, Colwyn
CHESTER CITY 6-1. Chester City Municipal Building, One 4th St, Chester
CHESTER CITY 6-2. Chester High School, 200 West 9th St, Chester
CHESTER CITY 2-1. Chester Gateway Senior Apartments, 1115 Avenue of the States, Chester

Training pay is only paid to those who also serve successfully on Election Day. Additional stipends are paid to the individuals who pick-up materials before Election Day and/or return materials at the end of Election Day.

Residents interested in serving can contact the Delco Poll Worker Hotline at (484) 460-3750. At the hours listed below, or send an email to

Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Mon: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tue: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For additional information about serving as a poll worker, visit the Delco Votes! ‘Poll Worker Training’ web page at

Please note: A poll worker serving outside of their precinct will not be able to cast an in-person vote on Election Day at their home precinct. Instead, the poll worker can request an emergency absentee ballot before Election Day at the Voter Service Center at the Government Center in Media.

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