City Looking to Hire Poll Workers for Upcoming Elections

Poll workers.

With three special elections coming up this spring, the city of Boston is looking to hire extra people to serve as poll workers, especially residents who are bilingual, the city announced this week.

There are upcoming special elections for the U.S. Senate, the First Suffolk Senatorial District and the Eight Suffolk Representative District on April 30, May 28 and June 25, and the city has 254 precincts in all that need to be staffed for each one. 

Available positions include wardens, clerks and inspectors. The stipend is $ 135 to $ 175 for a full day (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.) or $ 9 an hour for a half-day shift. 

Responsibilities include assisting with preparing the voting location for opening, hanging signs, counting ballots, checking in voters and more. You must be a registered voter to apply. 

For an application or more information, contact 617-635-4491 or, or see the city’s elections website

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