Sacramento County’s Office of Voter Registration and Elections is calling upon civic-minded citizens to work at polling places for the upcoming November election.
No prior experience is necessary, and training will be provided. Workers will be provided a stipend for their training and service on Election Day.
Citizens that are fluent in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Hindi, Korean and Japanese are strongly encouraged to apply as poll workers.
“We are grateful for the poll workers who serve their communities on Election Day,” said Sacramento County Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine. “It’s a rewarding experience, and the work they do is vital to the integrity of the election process.”
Poll workers must meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 18 years of age OR be a high school student that is at least 16 years of age and in good academic standing
- A resident of the State of California
- Be able to read and write in fluent English
- Available to work on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. until all duties are completed (approximately 10:00 p.m.)
- Attend a mandatory training class prior to each election (approximately 2½ hours)
- Have transportation to and from the training class and to the polling place on Election Day
With their supervisors’ permission, County and State employees can work on Election Day while still earning their regular salary, plus earn the stipend from volunteering at the polling place.