MIDDLESEX COUNTY - The Middlesex County Board of Elections is seeking poll workers for the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 2.

In addition to receiving a stipend of $200 for the day, poll workers perform a valuable civic service by helping to ensure that every eligible voter can exercise their right to vote.

“Poll workers are on the front lines of our democracy, so we encourage everyone to participate in this very important civic service,” said Board of Elections Administrator Thomas Lynch. “Please help us serve our multilingual communities and make every vote count!”

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Any county resident 18 or older, registered to vote in Middlesex County and can speak English is qualified to become a poll worker. High school students (16 or 17 years old) can serve as poll workers if they are a United States Citizen, a resident of Middlesex County, can speak English and have written permission from his or her parent or guardian and high school representative.

Although all individuals are welcome to apply, the county’s focus is recruiting poll workers to assist the County’s large demographics of voters who speak English and at least one of the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean.

No experience is needed. Before Election Day, each poll worker attends a single-session training course. Those interested in becoming poll workers are advised to apply now in order to reserve a spot.

For more information and to obtain an application form, call the Middlesex County Board of Elections at 732-745-3471