Election Precinct Positions

Working as an election officer provides an extremely important public service to the community. Applicants must be registered voters who reside in Northampton. Positions pay vary, depending on the job assignment. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

For more information please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 413-587-1222

General Duties

  • Warden position - Supervises the other precinct officers before the polls open, during the election, and while ballots are processed. The warden is responsible for maintaining order and ensures that required materials are available and posted in proper places. The wardens also assigns other election officers to their stations and designates their schedule for breaks, meals and for voting. This also includes being responsible for completion of forms, handling of challenged ballots, and ensuring that voters omitted from lists are properly helped.
  • Clerk position - Keeps record of all facts relating to the proceeding of the election required by law to be recorded. Responsible for maintaining the Election Record and filling out forms. Help prove election
  • Inspector position - Is assigned to the check-in area at the entrance to the voting area or stationed at the checkout table. Checks off and announces the names of voters as they come in or checks off the voter on the check out voting list.
  • Deputy Wardens and Deputy Clerks - Act to cover the position of Warden or Clerk when the office is vacant for any period of time.


If you are interested in working as an election officer, please email the following information to the City Clerk.

  • Full name
  • Street address
  • City
  • State, Zip
  • Telephone number
  • Email address