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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASSThis is semi-skilled technical work involving adjustment, maintenance and repair of voting machines utilized throughout the County. Work is performed under direction of the Commissioner of Elections. Work is performed in accordance with standard voting machine maintenance and repair practices and general work instructions. Supervision is not required in this position. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Inspects voting machines prior to and returned after election for proper operation and functioning;
  • Inspects, maintains and repairs voting machines for proper installation of pins, bars, compensators and locking devices on voting machines;
  • Tests machines for proper operation;
  • Inspects voting machines to insure that the numbers registered on the public and candidate counters from the previous election have been cleared to zero;
  • Prepares sample voting machine setups for election districts;
  • Checks ballot labels received from printers to insure proper listing of candidates for accuracy;
  • Repairs and adjusts malfunctioning voting machines at polling places on election day as required;
  • Reports any unusual events during an election or following an election to the Commissioner of Elections;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of the principles covering the operation of electrical and/or mechanical voting machines; good knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in the maintenance, adjustment and repair of electrical and/or mechanical voting machines; working knowledge of the election laws of the State of New York, especially as they relate to the conduct of elections; working knowledge of the voting districts throughout the County; ability to maintain, adjust and repair electrical and/or mechanical voting machines; ability to follow oral and written directions; mechanical aptitude; dependability; initiative; manual dexterity; a high ethical standard.


  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma; or
  2. Three (3) years of manual work experience, one (1) year of which shall have been in the maintenance and repair of machinery; or
  3. An equivalent combination of education and experience as indicated in a) and b) above.


Access to transportation may be required to complete possible field work assignments in a timely and efficient manner.




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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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