2022 Election Worker Recruitment

Work at the Polls on Election Day!

The Election Commission is recruiting for paid positions on Election Day:

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Election workers must:

  • Be registered to vote in Massachusetts;
  • Be available to work 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.

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:

  • In person or by mail: Cambridge Election Commission, 51 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
  • By email: elections@cambridgema.gov
  • By fax: 617-349-4366

Election Worker Positions:


The Warden is the Chief Election Officer at the polling place with responsibility for supervising and monitoring the work of the other election officers. The Warden maintains order, prevents interference with the voting process, insures that all required materials are available, assists voters, and oversees the accurate completion of all election forms.


The Clerk keeps a record of all facts relating to the election proceedings and notes any unusual happenings during the conduct of the election. The Clerk assumes the responsibilities of the Warden in the Warden’s absence.


Inspectors perform election duties under the direction of the Warden/Clerk, including but not limited to, checking voters’ names at the Check-In and Check-Out Tables and handing ballots to voters.

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