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 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


2022 Election and Town Meeting Schedule