; Cheryl Dinolfo, County Executive

Election Inspectors

*Presidential Primary Election - April 28, 2020 polls open 6am-9pm
Early Voting for the Pres. Primary Election - April 18 - April 26 (times and locations to be determined)
*June Primary Election - June 23, 2020 polls open 6am-9pm
Early Voting for the June Primary Election - June 13 - June 21 (times and locations to be determined)
*November General Election - November 3, 2020 polls open 6am-9pm
Early Voting for the Nov. General Election - October 24 - November 1(times and locations to be determined)


Click here to view election inspector recruitment flyer

Come be a Part of This Hard Working, Civic Minded, Patriotic Team!!!

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Inspectors provide essential assistance to the public as needed during the voting process.  Inspectors are assigned to polling sites in bi-partisan teams and are required to attend training and pass a minimal test every year.

If you are currently registered to vote and interested in working as an inspector you may click here to print out the contact information sheet and mail or fax(585-753-1570) it to the Board of Elections.  If you wish to e-mail your contact info sheet you will need to print it out first, fill in your info, then attach your filled out info sheet to your e-mail response:


Democrats contact:

Abigail Rowe e-mail or call (585)753-1539

Bradford Miller e-mail or call (585)753-1555


Republicans contact:

Paul Wagner e-mail or call (585)753-1534

Sarah Wichtowski e-mail or call (585)753-1523



Resources for Election Inspectors


Questions About Becoming An Election Inspector

Q. How do I sign up?

Call the Board of Elections at (585) 753-1550 or complete the attached form. We can answer additional questions and put you in touch with the Coordinator in your area who is actively recruiting Election Inspectors.

Q. Are Election Inspectors Volunteers? - NO

Inspectors are paid for their election day service by the county in which they serve, in an amount fixed by the county legislative body. In Monroe County, the County Legislature sets the pay. Inspectors are also paid for attending required training schools if they work an election.  The Board of Elections does NOT directly pay inspectors. The Board can confirm if any inspector worked, but questions about pay should be directed to the City or Town Clerks. Checks generally are sent within 4–6 weeks after the election. City and Town Clerks' phone numbers are listed at the bottom of this page.

Q. What is an Election Inspector?

They are voters who are appointed by their political party to serve a 1-year term. They work on Election Day.

Q. What are an Election Inspector’s Responsibilities?

They are responsible for making sure that the voters are processed in a fair and efficient manner and according to Election Law.

Q. Can anyone be an Election Inspector? What are the qualifications?

Any registered voter who is enrolled in the Democratic or Republican Party can be an Election Inspector. They are also required to speak, read and write the English Language.

Q. Does it require a lot of training to be an Election Inspector?

They are required to be trained and tested every year. A flexible training schedule is held throughout the County from September through October. Classes last about 3 hours long. If Election Inspectors work on General Election Day they are paid for attending training.

Q. What Days and Hours do Election Inspectors work?

All Election Inspectors work on General Election Day in November from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Some Inspectors also work for a Primary or a Special Election usually 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Inspectors may also sign up to be selected to work Early Voting days.

Q. Election Day is a long day, what if I can't work the whole day?

All Election Inspectors are required to work the entire election day.  There is no option to work for only part of an Election Day for any reason.

Q. Do Election Inspectors get time off during the day?

Yes, Election Inspectors are allowed to take limited time off during the election day to eat a meal and to vote. They may leave their site with at least one inspector of each party remaining.  During the day, there will be slower intervals, usually in mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Inspectors should take meal breaks during these times. All inspectors should be present at the election district from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. While each team of inspectors may set different times, the Board recommends that inspectors’ meal times not take over one hour. The Site Chair should enforce the same amount of time for each inspector.

Q. Will I be working with experienced Election Inspectors?

Yes, there are multiple inspectors working at each voting site. 3,200 Election Inspectors serve at almost 800 districts in Monroe County. About 75% return faithfully year after year. So the majority are trained and experienced.

Q. Will I be working at my own voting location?

If there is an opening, yes, otherwise you will be placed as close to your own district as possible.

Q. What if I am on SSI, unemployment or concerned about tax consequences?

Each person’s circumstances are unique and therefore they must check with their own advisors.

Q. How do I sign up?

Call the Board of Elections at (585) 753-1550 or complete the attached form. We can answer additional questions and put you in touch with the Coordinator in your area who is actively recruiting Election Inspectors.


City and Town Clerks

  • Rochester: 428-7421
  • Brighton: 784-5240
  • Chili: 889-3550
  • Clarkson: 637-1130
  • East Rochester: 586-3553
  • Gates: 247-6100
  • Greece: 225-2000
  • Hamlin: 964-2421
  • Henrietta: 334-7700
  • Irondequoit: 467-8840
  • Mendon: 624-6060
  • Ogden: 617-6111
  • Parma: 392-9461
  • Penfield: 340-8625
  • Perinton: 223-0770
  • Pittsford: 248-6200
  • Riga: 293-3880
  • Rush: 533-1312
  • Sweden: 637-2144
  • Webster: 872-1000
  • Wheatland: 889-1553

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