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Somerville Board of Elections Commissioners Seeks One New Member

The City of Somerville seeks one registered Republican to serve on the Board of Elections Commissioners. The Board consists of four people who represent each of the two leading political parties (Democrats and Republicans), as defined in Chapter 50, Section 1 of the Massachusetts General Laws.  

The Board supports all functions of the Elections Department and assumes nearly all responsibilities relating to primaries and elections in Somerville. Commissioners supervise all official elections and recounts, assist in testing voting equipment, and oversee the accurate tabulation of all voting machine results at the end of each election night. They also attend occasional meetings as needed.  

Commissioners serve three-year terms and earn a monthly stipend of $318. Applicants must be registered to vote in Somerville and cannot be a member of any other Somerville board or commission. Commissioners must possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and have access to a vehicle on all official City of Somerville election days in order to deliver sealed absentee ballots to individual polling locations if needed. Applicants should be able to lift a voting machine (approximately 30 lbs.).  

Applications are due Wednesday, May 3. To apply, please send a statement of interest to Nicholas Salerno, Chairman of the Board of Elections Commissioners, at or Somerville Elections Department, City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. Please email or call 617-625-6600 ext. 4210 with questions.


The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request. 

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Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the ADA Coordinator, Adrienne Pomeroy, at 617-625-6600 x2059 or

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