City needs to fill 9 vacant poll worker positions

LACONIA — City Clerk Mary Reynolds is working to fill a total of nine vacant polling worker positions in four of the city's wards.

The City Clerk's Office is responsible for ensuring that all local, state and federal elections are conducted properly, in accordance with all ordinances, state statutes and federal laws. This cannot be done without the team of conscientious citizens who dedicate themselves to staffing the polling stations in the six wards of the city. Each polling station requires elected officials — the Moderator, Ward Clerk, Selectmen and Supervisor of the Checklist— as well as ballot clerks and check-in assistants.

Currently Ward 1 requires one selectman, and Wards 4 and 5 three selectmen each. In Ward 5 the positions of moderator and ward clerk are also vacant. Reynolds said that it is extremely important to fill the vacancies in Ward 5 as soon as possible, adding that training is available for those who requiring it.

Reynolds stressed that this is an opportunity for residents to contribute to the civic life of the city, adding that that they will find the experience both enjoyable and rewarding.

Anyone interested in joining the team of election officials should contact the City Clerk by calling 527-1265, or by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..