Poll Workers Needed. It’s Fun! You get paid! You get lunch! It’s your civic duty!

PollWorkersThe special U.S. Senate election is right around the corner and the city is in need of people to work the polls on Election Day to insure voting is as convenient and smooth as possible for the city’s registered voters.

During the 2012 presidential election, the city reached out to our community partners at UMass Lowell, Middlesex Community College and UTEC to recruit young, energetic poll workers, a tactic that was very successful. The city will continue with that strategy, but any Massachusetts registered voter willing to serve is welcomed, particularly those who have foreign language skills (Spanish, Khmer, Portuguese, etc.).

Poll workers are required to undergo a two-hour training session, for which they will be compensated $20. On Election Day, they will be asked to work 7 a.m. to after the polls close at 8 p.m. They will be paid $180 for the day and the city will provide lunch.

Poll workers play a variety of roles, which are detailed in this document: Poll Worker Manual

For more information, contact the Elections Office at 978-674-1197.

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