David J. Rushford
City Hall Room 208
455 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 799-1134, Fax: (508) 799-1137
Office Hours: Monday 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM,
Tuesday - Friday 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
The City Clerk provides operational and administrative support to the Board of Election Commissioners and is the City's primary election and voter registration official.
The mission of the Elections Office is threefold:
The majority of this office's efforts is in the conduct of elections, beginning in January with the preparation of nomination papers, and continuing through the certification of signatures, filing, ballot design and bid, servicing of voting equipment and setting up of polling locations.
This office continues to seek avenues to increase voter education and participation in order to increase Worcester's total electorate. In addition, the Election Commission and support staff continually review all 50 polling locations to determine whether or not safer and more convenient locations may be implemented.
The City of Worcester is proud to have AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminals, "ballot-marking" devices, at each polling location throughout the City. These terminals are designed to provide persons with disabilities a private and independent way to vote although the terminal may be used by anyone. The following video is designed to explain the AutoMARK device and its many features: