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Somerville Hiring Polling Place Workers for 2023 Election Cycle

Learn More at Afternoon and Evening Information Sessions on September 27

The City of Somerville is hiring polling place workers for the upcoming 2023 election cycle. Many poll workers will be needed this year to conduct a successful election. Interested residents are encouraged to attend an information session on Wednesday, September 27, to learn more. 

Information Session 

The Elections Office is hosting three information sessions about becoming a poll worker on Wednesday, September 27 at City Hall (93 Highland Ave.) in the Committee Room on the second floor. 

The afternoon sessions are from 2 to 3 p.m., and 4 to 5 p.m. The evening session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Register to attend at:  

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. 

General Duties 

Poll workers are encouraged to commit to working election day: Tuesday, November 7, 2023. The 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. 

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 ext. 2059 or

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