Work at the Polls on Election Day

Why Work at the Polls?

To help America vote! There is a critical shortage of poll workers nationwide and Sudbury is no exception. Help strengthen our democracy, help strengthen your community, and help America vote.

 

What Does a Poll Worker Do?

Poll workers (election officials) are essential to the election process. Some tasks include:

  • Voter “check-in” – greet voter, check them in via poll pad, provide ballot
  • Voter “checking out” – check voter out via poll pad, direct them to cast ballot into the voting machine for their precinct
  • Vote Tallying – Review voting machine totals and count write-in votes

There are three shifts of duty on Election Day:

  1. 6:30AM – 2PM
  2. 2PM – End (around 9PM)
  3. 8PM – Completion of Tallying (Tally Tellers)

Poll workers are paid for the hours they work.

 

Poll Worker Requirements

  • Poll Workers must be registered voters.
  • Poll Workers are interviewed by the Town Clerk and appointed by the Select Board.
  • Poll Workers must attend training prior to working at the polls.

Poll Worker Training Materials

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Interested in being a poll worker in Sudbury? Fill out the one-page application and email the completed form to the Town Clerk’s office at clerk@sudbury.ma.us. Our office will contact you to set up an interview.

 

Questions? If you need more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-639-3351 or email clerk@sudbury.ma.us

 

2022 Election and Town Meeting Schedule