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    Newton seeks poll workers for upcoming election season

    Newton officials are looking for local residents who are registered voters to serve during the upcoming election season.

    Poll workers need to be enthusiastic, energetic, and “passionate about civic involvement,” according to a statement on the city’s website.

    The city will hire 250 to 300 election workers, including inspectors, clerks, and wardens, said the city’s election coordinator, Karen Fallon. The jobs are paid positions: For a 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. workday, inspectors will earn $160, clerks will earn $180, and wardens will earn $190, she said.


    Workers need to be available to work for the state primary election on Sept. 4, 2018; the early voting period from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2; and the state election on Nov. 6. A poll worker application is available at the city website,

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    Those interested in becoming a poll worker can contact Karen Fallon at 617-796-1205or

    The voter registration deadline is Aug. 15 for the state primary and Oct. 17 for the state election, according to the secretary of state’s website.

    John Hilliard can be reached at