Election Workers


The City of Lowell's Election and Census Office employees approximately 225 poll workers per election, across our 11 Wards (containing 33 precincts). Each polling location is staffed with a minimum of six poll workers, including a Warden, a Clerk, and four Inspectors. Translators are also assigned to each polling location, based on need. All poll workers are paid, and subject to very specific rules/guidelines/policies.

Become A Poll Worker

We are always interested in hearing from prospective poll workers that may be available for future elections. The City pays poll workers $280 for working on Election Day and $20 for attending the training session. If a poll worker cannot work the full day we also pay an hourly rate, but this needs to be arranged with the Election Office prior to the election. We are also interested in poll workers who are interested in working Early Voting.

If you are interested in applying to be a paid poll worker in our next election, please download, complete, sign, and return the 2024 Election Worker Application and Employment Eligibility Verification USCIS Form I-9

It is important to note that applicants must be at least 16 years of age to be eligible for employment. 

Once you have completed the forms, please return to City of Lowell Election and Census Office. There are several ways you can return your application packet:

  • By Mail: 
    • City of Lowell Election and Census Office
      375 Merrimack Street, Room 5
      Lowell, MA 01852
  • In Person:
    • City of Lowell Election and Census Office
      375 Merrimack Street, Room 5
      Lowell, MA 01852
    • Please note that you can also pick up application materials from the office during open hours
    • If City Hall is closed, application materials may be dropped off in the mail slot at the door by JFK Plaza
  • By Email:
    • elections@lowellma.gov

If you have any questions, please contact Election & Census: (978) 674-4046