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October 6, 2016


Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575


Secretary of State Alex Padilla Encourages Californians to Serve as Poll Workers for the November 8 General Election


SACRAMENTO - Secretary of State Alex Padilla is encouraging Californians to serve as Election Day poll workers for the November 8 General Election. 

“Poll workers are an important part of Election Day in California,” said Secretary of State Alex Padilla. “County elections officials need dedicated poll workers to ensure smooth and successful elections. Poll workers not only learn about the elections process, but they get the fulfillment of assisting voters in their community. Poll workers are paid for their work, so you can earn while you learn. Support democracy in your community—sign up to serve as poll worker today!” 

County Elections Officials in California have reported that they are still in need of both English speaking and bilingual poll workers for the November General 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. 

Click Here for More Information on Serving as an Election Day Poll Worker 

Click Here for County Elections Office Contact Information 

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



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