AUBURN, Calif. October 2, 2018 – Staffing Placer County’s polling sites each election takes more than 1,300 poll workers, and the county Elections Office is now accepting applications for all positions for the Nov. 6 general election. It’s a great chance to give back to the community and be a part of the excitement of our democratic process. This year’s volunteer stipend includes a pay increase of up to $40.
“Poll workers are essential to ensuring that elections are a success, while serving our community,” said Ryan Ronco, Placer County clerk-recorder-registrar of voters. “Poll workers get a unique front row seat to see our American electoral process in action.”
Poll workers must be at least 18 years old (unless participating in the student poll worker program), be registered to vote in California or a permanent legal resident of the United States, provide their own transportation and be able to work from 6 a.m. to around 9 p.m. on the day of the election.
Poll worker duties include opening and closing polling sites, verifying voter names on election rosters and issuing and collecting ballots. Pay ranges from $100 to $135. Volunteers earn an additional $25 for attending poll worker training, required for certain positions.
Volunteering can be a great fundraising opportunity for service clubs or community organizations. Staffing an entire precinct can earn a group up to $900.
For more information or to apply online, visit the Placer County elections website or call the Elections Office at 530-886-5650 or 1-800-824-8683.