Upcoming Elections in 2017
April 4, 2017 Local Election
How to Become an Election Worker
For detailed information about becoming an election worker, click here.
If you are a registered Belmont voter and you are interested in becoming a paid Election Day poll worker at a Belmont voting precinct, please fill out an Election Worker Application and drop it off at the Town Clerk's office or mail to:Ellen O'Brien Cushman, Belmont Town ClerkTown Hall455 Concord AvenueBelmont, MA firstname.lastname@example.org
We're always looking for interested, competent individuals to work at the polls on Election day. Even if you can't work every election, we like to have a list of workers to call for substitutions or additions. Training is provided before each election and there are plenty of mentors available during the work day. Part-day and full-day slots are available.
Election Worker Training
Election worker training will be held for all workers before all Elections. The focus of the training is usually on areas specific to a primary election, election laws, what to do in an emergency, and voter/election worker interaction among other things.
Restrictions as a Election Worker
Election workers cannot vote absentee due to the fact that they are working in Belmont on Election Day. Part-time workers may vote while they are off duty. Full-time workers should make arrangements to vote during lunch break or during a slow time of day as approved by the Warden.
To avoid any perceived conflict of interest, should you be publicly endorsing or actively working for a candidate or question on the ballot, you should first contact the Town Clerk's office before applying.
If you are a candidate for Town Committee, the law allows you to work at the Presidential Primary Election.