Poll Worker Information Session!

Are you nervous for your first Election day work experience? Would you like to know the student perspective of  being apart of such an interesting experience?

We will be holding a Student Poll Worker Information Session on Tuesday October 29th,2014 @ 1:30 pm in 73 Tremont on the 10th floor in  the Medium Conference Room near the Government Department!

Here you will be able to hear from experienced student Poll Workers what Election day will look like. This event will answer many of the questions you may have in regards to your soon to be experience! This event is open to all who are interested in learning more about the Poll Working experience.

SO COME JOIN US!!!

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BED Training! (Boston Election Department)

All students Poll Working for the 2014 Elections must make sure to attend one the mandatory training’s from the Boston Election Department! All Poll Workers will be contacted via mail and should have the training completed before Election day.

If you have not been contacted by BED for a training you can contact

Shawn Burke (Head of Poll Workers for Election Department)

Phone: (617) 635-3767 or Email: Shawn.Burke@boston.gov

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Poll Worker Position Description!

Poll Workers!

Position for Poll Workers Include Wardens, Clerks, Inspectors and Interpreters

Responsibilities Include:

1. Prepare Voting Location

2. Count Ballots

3. Check in Voters

4. Assist Voters with Questions or any other issues that may arise.

5. And More

Poll Workers Will Receive a Stipend for $135 for the day and should be able to work the entire day. Workers MUST attend a mandatory compensated training session prior to Election day.

Poll Workers Must be Registered to Vote in Massachusetts( Exceptions can only be made for Interpreters).

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Interested In Being An Election Day Greeter?

Boston has a number of multiple precinct polling locations throughout the city which normally experience heavy traffic throughout the day as voters come in to cast their vote. Understandably there is a great deal of confusion that can occur as hundreds of people try to navigate their way through these locations to their proper polling location!

Duties will include:

Utilizing street guides provided by the Election Department, directing voters to their appropriate Ward and Precinct.

Assisting with any general questions regarding the voting process, and directing all other questions to the polling location supervisor.

Helping to maintain clear passageways for voters to enter, as well as seeing that the waiting line for voters is kept in an orderly fashion.

Helping individuals fill out forms relating to complaints, voter registration, or poll worker applications.

Duties will include:

Utilizing street guides provided by the Election Department, directing voters to their appropriate Ward and Precinct.

Assisting with any general questions regarding the voting process, and directing all other questions to the polling location supervisor.

Helping to maintain clear passageways for voters to enter, as well as seeing that the waiting line for voters is kept in an orderly fashion.

Helping individuals fill out forms relating to complaints, voter registration, or poll worker applications.

We are looking for candidates who are:

Personable and detail oriented

Able to remain calm in high stress situations

Ability to answer questions clearly and concisely

Bi-lingual candidates are highly recommended to apply.

*ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD BE COMMITTED TO WORKING AT LEAST HALF A DAY. A FULL DAYS WORK ON ELECTION DAY TYPICALL Y LASTS FROM 6:30 AM TO 9:00 PM.*

All hiring for translators will be conducted through the city or town where you will serve, and not affiliated with Suffolk University.

The University Poll Worker Project is happy to answer any further questions you may have. Please feel free to email at suffolkpollworker@gmail.com

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