Poll Workers


The Portsmouth Canvassing Office is hiring Poll Workers to help during the June 2, 2020 election.

Download the Application Form (Click Here)


  • Must be at least 18 years old (16 year olds can be hired to work as greeters with parental approval)
  • Registered Rhode Island voter
  • Able to write name & read RI State Constitution in English
  • Complete Poll Worker Application
  • Attend online trainings & complete brief quiz

Paid Positions Available - Meals Provided

Greeters (Half-day shifts available) 

  • Welcome voters
  • Shows where sample ballots are posted
  • Directs voters to correct line
  • Reminds voters of ID requirements

Supervisors (Half-day shift available)

  • Work in bi-partisan pairs to oversee ballot applications
  • Verifies voter ID
  • Directs voters to Clerk as needed
  • Distributes ballots & voter instructions


  • Responsible for election materials and reports
  • Assists voters who are not listed on voting lists cast their ballot
  • Helps voters update information


  • Manage the precinct and reporting results
  • Oversees poll workers
  • Helps voters cast ballots
  • Reports all technical issues
  • Serves as point-of-contact to local Board of Canvassers

New Positions added by State Board of Elections for June 2:

  • Booth monitor - responsible for monitoring condition/cleanliness of poll booths
  • Exterior line control monitor - to greet voters/remind of social distancing
  • Interior line control monitor - monitor social distancing
  • Door monitor - maintain crowd control


  • Meals included for all positions.
  • Supervisors and Monitors - $100 per shift 
    • Two shifts available. One person can work both shifts.
      AM Shift: 6AM to 2PM     PM Shift: 1PM to 9PM
  • Moderators and Clerks - $250 full day 
    • One shift available. Must be able to work the full shift. (6AM to 9PM)

How to Apply

The Poll Worker Application is available for download (click here)

Training Schedule

Contact the Canvassing Authority (see "For More Information" below).

Completed applications should be mailed, hand-delivered, e-mailed or faxed to: 


Canvassing Authority
Portsmouth Town Hall
2200 East Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI 02871

EMail: jschulz@portsmouthri.com

FAX: 401-682-2107

For More Information

For more information and for the training schedule, please contact Jacqueline Schulz, Registrar of Voters, at (401) 683-3157 or jschulz@portsmouthri.com.