Interested in Being a Poll Worker?
Please consider being a poll worker in your community on Election Day.
Visit the Rhode Island Board of Elections Poll Worker Information web page for details and a poll worker application, or call the Cranston Board of Canvassers at 401-780-3127 to request more information.
Poll worker positions in the City of Cranston include Moderators, Clerks, Supervisors, and Greeters. Pay rates range from $175 for Supervisors and Greeters to $225 for Clerks and Moderators.
In order to serve as a poll worker, you must be:
- Registered to vote in Rhode Island.
- Able to read the Rhode Island Constitution in English.
- Able to write your own name.
- Available to work the entire day of the election, from 6 a.m. until approximately 9 p.m.
- Attend a training class conducted by the state
Board of Elections and pass a test regarding the material covered in the
- You cannot leave your assigned polling place for any reason; this includes voting, lunch, or dinner breaks. If your assigned work precinct is not where you vote, and you would like to cast a ballot, you must do so by early voting or by mail ballot prior to Election Day.
- You cannot serve as a poll worker if you are a convicted felon.
- You cannot serve as a Cranston poll worker in a Primary if you are employed by the City of Cranston. This law is not applicable to the General Election.
High school students are also eligible to work as poll workers! You may be eligible to work at the polls if you are at least 16-years-old, a junior or senior, have at least a 2.5 GPA, and receive permission from school officials. Schools are closed for statewide Primary and General elections, so this is a great opportunity to earn community service hours and learn about civic engagement.