FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2016
Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575
Secretary of State Alex Padilla Encourages Californians to Serve as Poll Workers for the June 7 Primary Election
SACRAMENTO - Secretary of State Alex Padilla today urged Californians to serve as Election Day poll workers for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election.
"Poll workers play a vital role in our elections,” said Secretary of State Alex Padilla. "County elections officials need dedicated poll workers to ensure smooth and successful elections. Serving as a poll worker is a great way to support our democracy, serve the community and learn about the election process. Californians get to assist their communities and get a front row view into the election process. You can earn while you learn—poll workers are paid for their work,” said Padilla.
County Elections Officials in California have reported that they are still in need of both English speaking and bilingual poll workers for the June Primary Election. Poll workers are compensated for their work. Californians interested in serving as poll workers should contact their County Elections Office to sign up. Positions are available in all parts of the state.
High School Students also have the opportunity to serve as poll workers. Students must be 16 years old by Election Day and have a 2.5 GPA in order to serve as poll workers.
What do poll workers do?
• Set up and close a polling place
• Help voters understand their rights
• Protect the integrity of ballots and voting equipment