Elections: Becoming an Election Worker

Upcoming Elections in 2020

September 1, 2020 State Primary Election
November 3, 2020 Presidential Election


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 Clerk
Town Hall
455 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA  02478

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.