City Hiring Poll Workers for Presidential Primary on Tue., Mar. 1, 2016


Reminder: The Elections Department is looking for poll workers for the Tuesday, March 1 Presidential Primary. To be considered you only need to be a registered voter in Massachusetts.

These positions are paid, and offer a behind the scenes look at how elections work. Follow the link below to learn more about the positions available and how to apply.
Who can be a poll worker?
Any registered voter in Massachusetts can be considered for a poll worker position.

Will I work in my own precinct?
You must be willing and able to go to any precinct. We always try to place you in a precinct close to your home, or we may place you in your home precinct if there is a vacancy.

What will my duties be?
Poll workers identify the voters as eligible, assist voters when necessary, and ensure that the election laws of the state are followed.

Will I be guided?
Yes. All new workers are guided by the Precinct Warden on the duties of the day.

What are the hours?
You will report to the polling place by 6:30 a.m. and remain until after the polls close at 8 p.m. The voting precincts must be fully staffed for all primary, general, or special elections held in the Somerville.

How much will I be paid?
Wardens: $185

Clerks: $170

Inspectors: $135


How can I become a poll worker?
Call the Elections Department as 617-625-6600 x4200, or stop by room 009 at City Hall (93 Highland Ave.) for an application.
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