Polling Place Workers

Somerville, MA
Temporary
Elections
Entry Level

The City of Somerville is hiring polling place workers for the upcoming 2024 Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

No experience is required to be an election inspector, you will receive $200 for participating in this important civic activity. More information on election worker roles and payments please see below.

Interested residents are encouraged to attend an information session on Thursday, February 22nd, at 2pm to learn more.

Information Session

The Elections Office is hosting two information sessions about becoming a poll worker on Thursday, February 22nd, at City Hall (93 Highland Ave.) in City Council Chambers on the second floor. An afternoon session will be held at 2 p.m.

If you are interested in learning more but not able to attend an information session, please contact the Elections Office at 617-625-6600 ext. 4200 or email us at [email protected].

General Duties

Tuesday, March 5, 2024. The workday starts at 6:30 a.m. and ends after the polls close at 8 p.m., with a two-hour break. Election inspectors check off names as voters check in, assist at the voting machine, or staff the demonstration table. Inspectors also help set up and break down the precinct. The compensation is $200 per day.

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request. Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or apomeroy@somervillema.gov.

Pre-Employment Requirements for All Employees:

  • MA Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) clearance
  • Completition of Conflict-of-Interest Law Education training for municipal employees

Overview of Total Rewards:

  • 4 weeks annual vacation (for non-union positions) union positions vary by contract
  • Medical insurance through the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) - 80% of premium costs paid by City
  • Dental coverage low and high plans through Cigna
  • Vision care through Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • Long term disability through Sun Life
  • Group and voluntary life insurance through Boston Mutual
  • Health Care and Dependent Care flexible spending through Benefit Strategies
  • Deferred compensation plans through a choice of three vendors
  • Free, confidential services through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by E4Health
  • Annual cancer screening & wellness release
  • Somerville Retirement Pension System
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • MBTA pass program
  • FREE Blue Bikes membership
  • Eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

Benefits listed are for benefits-eligible positions and the above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the City of Somerville and not a binding contract.

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