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Election Worker Recruitment

Work at the Polls on Election Day 2020!

9/24/20 UPDATE: all positions for the November 3, 2020 election have been filled. If you have applied and you have not heard back, we are holding on to your application and may contact you for an interview if there is an opening. 


Working at the polls is an important and exciting way to participate in democracy. The Cambridge Election Commission is currently seeking applications for positions throughout the city. The State Primary is on September 1, 2020 and the State/Presidential Election is on November 3, 2020.

Election Workers must:

  • Be registered to vote in Massachusetts;
  • Be available to work Election Day from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.;
  • Be able to read and write English and speak clearly. Dedication, efficiency, patience and friendliness are assets.
  • Attend a mandatory training session.

Election Workers will receive:

  • Compensation at an hourly rate depending on the position assigned on Election Day;
  • Paid Training;
  • The opportunity to assist the citizens of Cambridge with a positive voting experience.

To apply:

Fill out the Election Worker Application and return it to the Cambridge Election Commission:

  • By mail: Cambridge Election Commission, 51 Inman Street, 1st Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139
  • By email:
  • By fax: 617-349-4366

Need more information? Please feel free to contact the Election Office at 617-349-4361 or


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