September 24, 2014
Contact: Nicole Winger
SACRAMENTO - Placer County elections officials are still seeking poll workers for the November 4 general election, Secretary of State Debra Bowen reported today. Poll workers are especially needed in Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay and Lake Tahoe.
Elections officials in some other California counties may also still be recruiting.
Each statewide election requires a one-day workforce of 100,000 poll workers in more than 24,000 polling places across California. On November 4, Placer County will have more than 200 polling places that require 1,500 enthusiastic staff who can earn between $85 and $120 for their service.
"Poll workers are crucial to the success of an election. They help to safeguard ballots, remind voters about their rights, ensure voters with disabilities can exercise their right to vote, and more," said Secretary Bowen, the state's chief elections official.
"Our poll workers are the foundation of democracy," said Jim McCauley, Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters. "Their work on Election Day ensures our voters' voices are heard. Plus, it's a fun way to meet your neighbors and give back to your community at the same time."
A Californian can serve as a poll worker if he or she is a registered voter or a legal permanent resident of California, or a high-school student who is at least 16 years old and has a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher.
For a Placer County poll worker application, go to www.placerelections.com/become-a-poll-worker.aspx or call (530) 886-5667 or (530) 886-5671. For more statewide information about poll workers, visit www.sos.ca.gov/elections/pollworker.htm.