Poll Workers


The Portsmouth Board of Canvassers is seeking poll workers for the upcoming elections

Election Calendar.

  • Presidential Preference Primaries: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
  • RI Statewide Primaries: Tuesday, September 10, 2024
  • General Election: Tuesday, November 5, 2024

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Hours. 6AM and leave after all results have been transmitted to the state after polls close at 8PM.

Positions & Compensation.

  • Moderator—Oversees all activities at precinct. $250/day
  • Clerk—Assists Moderator and responsible for updating voter information and election reports. $250/day
  • Supervisors/Greeters--Checks in voters. $100/half-day shift (Two shifts: 6AM to 1PM or 1PM to polls close) or $200/full day.
  • Moderator/Clerk Assistant--Assists Moderator with overseeing ExpressVote machine and assists Clerk with end-of-night procedures. $250/day
  • Alternates--Attend trainings and are available on Election Day to fill a vacancy. Compensated for trainings.

Meals.  Lunch & dinner provided.

Trainings. Conducted by the Board of Elections

Poll Workers meet at Town Hall at 3:00 PM the Friday before Election Day to go over emergency plans and address any remaining questions.

Resources & Application. The links below provide information from the RI State Board of Elections website (https://elections.ri.gov/pollworkers/index.php):

For more information please contact Jacqueline Schulz, Registrar of Voters, at (401) 683-3157 or jschulz@portsmouthri.gov .