Election Officer Application

Interested in being appointed a 2024 Election Officer for the Town of Wenham? Please review the information about the role and complete the following form. The Town Clerk will be in touch!

What do Election Officers do?
The election officer acts as the first point of contact for people seeking to exercise their constitutional right to vote at an election (including early in person voting and vote by mail) or Town Meeting. Election Officers ensure that election are held with the utmost security, efficiency, and organization, in accordance with Election Law. They should be pleasant, attentive, focused, welcoming, and always be impartial while performing their election duties. Election Officers check voters in, participate in training around compliance with Massachusetts State Election Law, participate in the official counting of ballots on Election Day, and Support the Town Clerk and voters in securely and accurately processing Vote by Mail, absentee, and early in person ballots.

Most of our Wenham Election Officers are volunteers. There are also paid opportunities (generally $15/hour) and Senior Tax Write Off hours available. A limited number of 16 and 17 year olds can also serve each shift as Election Officers. You need not be a Wenham resident to be an Election Officer, but it helps to be local! We are actively recruiting Election Officers who are enrolled in different political parties so that everyone feels engaged in the process. Election officers must be US citizens.

We have weekday and evening shifts as well as weekend hours available during Early Voting and on Election Day/Town Meeting. Email, call, or stop by the Town Clerk's office at Wenham Town Hall with any questions: townclerk@wenhamma.gov or 978-468-5520x1.

Town Hall Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday Closed

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

 

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