PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – November 5, 2019 is Election Day and the Board of Elections of Passaic County is looking for your help in one of two ways:  they are inviting people to participate in a mock election, which will also help them test their new voting machines; and they are looking for people to be poll workers on Election Day.

Everyone is invited to participate in a mock election of using New Jersey’s certified voting machines. The flyer, circulated via the county’s social media, says: “Come experience the latest voting technology and share your thoughts and opinions on the future of voting in Passaic County.”

The mock election will be held on two days:

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Thursday, October 3 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Center for Student Success at Passaic County Community College, 225 Market Street in Paterson; and

Friday, October 4 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Freeholder Meeting Room in the Passaic County Administration Building on the Second Floor of 401 Grand Street in Paterson. 

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information on the mock election contact: Shona Mack-Pollock at 973-881-4515 or by email:

If you’re looking to help out and also make a little cash, you can become a Passaic County Poll Worker and work on Election Day, November 5, 2019. 

Any registered voter can become a poll worker and your responsibilities will include: setting up and closing the polling site; helping to direct voters through the voting process; verifying voter’s names and addresses; and activating the voting machine for each voter.

Not only can you earn extra money by being a poll worker, but you will be participating in the democratic process and helping your community.

You will have to go through training in order to participate. 

To learn more and to sign up, call the Passaic County Board of Elections at: 973-881-4528, or email