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How to apply to become a poll worker

How to apply to become a poll worker

Interested in working at the polls on Election day? There are two ways to apply to become a poll worker.

Step
1

Before you get started online

We're always looking for people to help us on Election Day. There are 255 precincts in the City and plenty of people who need help voting. Poll worker shifts are for one day only and full shifts are from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sometimes, we offer split shifts. You'll get paid for your help.

You must be registered to vote in Massachusetts to be eligible. We're always in need of bilingual workers to help translate. You don't need to be registered to vote if you're volunteering as an interpreter. You must be professional, helpful, and understanding of the City's cultural diversity. Poll workers help out in a number of ways, including:

  • getting voting locations ready for voters
  • counting ballots and checking voters in and out
  • recording election activities, and
  • packing up materials and checking ballots at the end of the day.
Step
2

Sign up through our online portal

Go to the Poll Worker Portal

Step
1

Before you get started in person

We're always looking for people to help us on Election Day. There are 255 precincts in the City and plenty of people who need help voting. Poll worker shifts are for one day only and full shifts are from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sometimes, we offer split shifts. You'll get paid for your help.

You must be registered to vote in Massachusetts to be eligible. We're always in need of bilingual workers to help translate. You don't need to be registered to vote if you're volunteering as an interpreter. You must be professional, helpful, and understanding of the City's cultural diversity. Poll workers help out in a number of ways, including:

  • getting voting locations ready for voters
  • counting ballots and checking voters in and out
  • recording election activities, and
  • packing up materials and checking ballots at the end of the day.
Step
2

Complete Your Application

Please fill out and print this poll worker application

Step
3

Give us your application

You can bring your completed poll worker application to:

Election Department
1 City Hall Square, Room 241
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Office hours
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Need to Know:

You'll have to go to a two-hour training session before you can work on Election Day. We'll let you know when and where it is after you apply.

Already registered?

Sign into your account through our online portal. We have information about your assignments, upcoming elections, and training schedules.

Contact:
Elections
1 City Hall Square, Room 241
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Questions?

Have questions about working on Election Day? Call us at 617-635-4491.