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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2014 Pollworkers Project: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a poll worker?
Poll workers work at polling locations on Election Day. They are the people who check voters in, who
hand voters ballots, who assist voters with questions, etc. They are the “front‐line” workers of democracy
who make the voting process actually happen.

How much will I earn?
The City or town where you work as a poll worker will pay you for your service. You must also attend a
2‐hour training session. You will be paid for your attendance.
What are the hours?

What are the hours?
The day is long – you have to be at your polling location by 6 AM. You typically leave at 9 PM.

 

What address should I provide on the application – my school address or the one where I am

registered to vote?
Students should give both addresses. They are asked to offer a “Residential Address” (i.e. their school
address) and a “Mailing Address” (their home address [or where they want their check mailed to]).

You can find more answers to your questions by  contacting suffolkpollworker@gmail.com!

 

 

 

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