Welcome to the County of Berks

Elections are fundamental to democracy. In Pennsylvania, we hold a Primary Election in the spring of each year, a General Election in the fall of every even numbered year and a Municipal Election in the fall of every odd numbered year. The results of these elections determine who leads us at every level of government from local voting precinct officials up to the President of the United States.

We would like to offer an opportunity to students to observe and participate first hand in the democratic process as well as provide a service to their community as a Clerk of Elections or a Machine Inspector in the General Election on November 4th, 2014. Training will be provided on the process and the equipment prior to the election. Direct supervision will be provided by the appointed or elected Judge of Election on Election Day.

Important dates:

  • Tuesday, September 30th
    • Deadline to submit student applications
  • Monday, October 27th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    • Poll Worker Training
    • Agricultural Center Auditorium, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport (Bern Township)
  • Tuesday, November 4th
    • Election Day

Explanation of the Program