As a Poll Worker, you will be providing a vital civic duty to ensure that the right to vote is preserved. It's also a great way to serve your community, get involved in the democratic process, and earn extra money.
Requirements: To be eligible you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age and a registered voter in the state of California.
- Read and write English.
- Work on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m.
- Attend a mandatory 2 hour training session.
- Have transportation to the polling place.
Workday: You must be available to work between 6:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Election Day. The polls are set-up between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. and are opened at 7:00 a.m. The polls are closed at 8:00 p.m. and closing procedures may take an additional hour to complete.
Roles & Stipends: There are 3 roles available.
- Supervisor: $235 + mileage for Election Day and 6 hours training.
- Assistant Supervisor: $195 for Election Day and 6 hours training.
- Clerk: $120 for Election Day and 2 hours training.
Note: Bilingual poll workers may receive an additional $10 (must be fluent in English and Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, or Vietnamese).
Duties: The main duties are:
- Prepare, open, and close the polling place location.
- Distribute and receive official ballots for voters.
- Assist voters in every aspect of the voting process.
How to Apply: Download and print the Poll Worker Application [pdf]. Complete the application and mail, fax, or email it to the Registrar of Voters office.