Election Staffing

Election Officers are appointed by the Selectboard to manage the voting process at the polls on Election day. These workers are tasked with ensuring both the integrity of the voting process and that all eligible persons are able to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

Election Officer duties are as follows:

  • Check in/out all registered voters and distribute ballots
  • Assist voters as needed
  • Process Absentee Ballots
  • Monitor activities at the polls to ensure compliance with Massachusetts State Election Law

There are four Election Officer positions in Princeton:

Warden, Clerk, Check In/Out , and Ballot Box Attendant. The Election Officer Job Descriptions above describe each job and necessary requirements. Election Officers also provide the voter Check-in function at Town Meetings.

  • State Elections - 7am to 8pm (3 shifts available) Town Elections - 12pm - 8pm (2 shifts) Annual Town Meetings 2nd Tuesday in May at 7PM.

Want to apply for one of the positions? Please complete the attached application form and send it to the Town Clerk's Office.

16 and 17 Year olds as Election Workers - State Election law allows 2 residents of this age to work at the polls. Special requirements do apply. Call Town Clerk before applying.

  1. Resident of thhe Commonwealth
  2. U.S. Citizen when appointed
  3. Able to speak, read, and write the English language
  4. Must provide a letter from a parent or legal guardian giving permission to serve as an election worker
  5. Must provide a letter from their school principal giving permission for them to be absent from school if the election or a training sessions will take place during school hours.
  6. Agree to attend required training sessions