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Be a Poll Worker

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POLL WORKER APPLICATION

WHO CAN BE A POLL WORKER?
  • Any registered California Voter
  • Any US citizen or individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States
  • Eligible high school students (See Student Poll Worker Program below)
WHAT DOES A POLL WORKER DO?
  • Attend mandatory training prior to Election Day.
  • Complete opening and closing procedures at the polling place to include preparing all equipment and supplies.
  • Assist voters with the voting process to include making sure they understand their rights and all eligible voters are provided the opportunity to vote.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF A POLL WORKER?
  • Poll Workers must commit to working Election Day from 6:00 a.m. until the poll site has closed and all supplies and equipment are prepared for return.
  • Poll Workers must also commit to attending a training session prior to Election Day.  Several sessions are available to assist with scheduling and the session lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
INSPECTOR DUTIES & PAY:
  • Pay: Total of $100 for training and Election Day. 
  • Duties: Supervising polling place operations, picking up supplies and ensuring the appropriate items are delivered to the Return Center. 
CLERK DUTIES & PAY:
  • Pay: Total fo $85 for training and Election Day. 
  • Duties: Performing duties as assigned by the Inspector. 
STUDENT POLL WORKER PROGRAM:
California Elections Code section 12302 allows eligible students to be appointed as Poll Workers on Election Day. As Poll Workers, students learn first hand the importance of participating in the electoral process. In addition, they provide much needed support at polling place locations. In order to be eligible to be appointed as a Poll Worker, a student must be:
  • A United States Citizen or lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States;
  • At least 16 years of age at the time of the election in which he or she will be serving;
  • A high school student with a grade point average of at least 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale);
  • A student in good standing, attending a public or private secondary education institution.
  • Student Poll Worker Application