Democratic Deputy Commissioner – Herkimer County

Herkimer County Board of Elections is in search of someone to fill the role of Democratic Deputy Commissioner. See the details regarding this position below.


Democratic Deputy Commissioner.

Full time for the Herkimer County Board of Elections.

The Democratic Commissioner of the Herkimer County Board of Elections is looking for a full-time Democratic Deputy Commissioner. All candidates must be a resident of Herkimer County, a registered democrat, and be able to complete an I9 form.

The job of deputy has greatly evolved over the years. While this was once seen as a purely clerical job in nature, that is no longer the case. An ideal candidate will have all of the following:

  • Intermediate understanding of computers
  • Ability to perform data entry tasks
  • Assist and/or lead training(s) of election day workers
  • Be able to familiarize self with relevant election law
  • Be detailed oriented
  • High aptitude for solving problems, sometimes under pressure
  • Work well in a team setting within a small office setting
  • Ability to be professional and respectful when interacting with elected official and general public

The starting compensation for this position is $32,000 per year with benefits. A typical schedule is Monday – Friday, 8am/9am – 4pm/5pm with an hour lunch. During election periods, overtime is required to complete the tasks of absentee preparation, early voting, and overall other election preparation. Generally no more than 10-15 hours during that time with flexible scheduling.

If you have any questions about this position please email Commissioner Robert Drumm at It is required that all submitted resumes include a cover letter with a description of your background so we can learn a little about you. In addition, please also include three (3) references and (3) dates and times you would be able to set up an interview. First round of interviews can either be in person or virtual. Second interviews must take place in person at our office at the address below.

All resumes are to be emailed to the same address as above or by USPS to:

Robert Drumm

Democratic Commissioner of Elections

109 Mary St., Ste. 1306

Herkimer, NY 13350

Deadline for all submissions is Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm.