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N.J. election poll workers just got a pay raise

Matt Arco | March 26, 2022 | NJ Advance Media |

Poll workers in New Jersey will start earning more money for their work on Election Day.

Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed a bill to increase pay for election workers in the state from $200 a day to $300 a day. It also appropriates $7 million to the New Jersey Department of State to help fund the payments.

The measure, A208/S1290, sailed through both houses of the Legislature on Thursday, clearing Assembly without any discussion by a 74-0 vote and the state Senate with a 37-0 vote.


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