Somerville Hiring Polling Place Workers for 2022 Election Cycle

Learn more at an Info Session on July 28

The City of Somerville is hiring polling place workers for the upcoming 2022 election cycle. Hundreds of poll workers will be needed this year to conduct a successful election. Interested residents are encouraged to attend an information session on Thursday, July 28, to learn more. 

General Duties 

Poll workers are encouraged to commit to working both election days: Tuesday, September 6, and Tuesday, November 8. Each workday starts at 6:30 a.m. and ends after the polls close at 8 p.m., with a two-hour break. Poll workers serve in one of the following roles: 

  • The Warden is in charge of the precinct. They make sure everything is set up correctly, all regulations are followed, and all materials are returned to City Hall at the end of the day. The compensation is $265 per day.  
  • The Clerk maintains all records, ensures that all pertinent documents are signed, and verifies that the votes of the precinct are accurately recorded. The Clerk is in charge in the absence of the Warden. The compensation is $235 per day.  
  • The Inspectors check off names as voters check-in, assist at the voting machine, or staff the demonstration table. Inspectors also help set up and break down the precinct. The compensation is $200 per day. 

Information Sessions 

The Elections Office is hosting two information sessions about becoming a poll worker on Thursday, July 28, at City Hall (93 Highland Avenue) in the City Council Chambers on the second floor. The afternoon session is 2 to 3 p.m., and the evening session is 6 to 7 p.m. Register to attend at somervillema.gov/PollWorkerInfoSessions.  

If you are interested in learning more but not able to attend an information session, please contact the Elections Office at 617-625-6600 ext. 4200.  

 
 


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