Clerk/Treasurer’s Office

Election Workers

Interested in Becoming an Election Worker? 

The City relies on members of the community to offer their time to work at the polls. Tasks that workers perform include helping direct voters to the right place, setting up and breaking down the poll, assisting in reporting election results, handing out ballots, registering voters and marking voter participation. Workers must be registered voters in the City of Burlington. 16 and 17 year olds may also work under the supervision of an adult worker. They should have strong attention to detail and should be able to conduct themselves in a friendly, professional manner. No prior training or experience is required; the City will help you to be prepared. A variety of shifts are available. Workers are compensated for their time. Assistant Election Officials are paid $12.55/hr, Inspectors of Election are paid $13.55/hr, and Ward Clerks are paid $14.55/hour.

Information on how Elections are run can be found in our Elections Procedures Manual.

If you are interested in working at the polls, or would like more information, please contact Lori Olberg or your Ward Clerk.