Election Officers, or Poll Workers, typically serve only on Election Day and receive
a stipend for the day. Serving at a poll provides a look at the inner workings of elections and an opportunity to
connect with the community.
Election Officers are trained to set up the polling place, assist voters and maintain ballot security and voting equipment.
Newer Election Officers are placed at precincts with experienced workers.
All Election Officers are required to attend an assigned training class. Depending on position, the class length can range from 2 to 4 hours. Clerks must attend a 2 hour class while Inspectors must attend a 4 hour class. Training
Classes begin up to 6 weeks before the election.
If you are not currently registered to vote, you are required to complete an affidavit of registration before you
can apply to work as a Election Officer. Election Officer Applications and Voter Registration forms are available at the Registrar of Voters Office, located at 44 N. San Joaquin Street, Third Floor, Suite 350, Stockton, CA 95202.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at (209) 468-2892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
* NOTE: In order to be paid for your training class, you MUST work on Election Day. You may NOT work
without attending training.
We require that all Election Officers are at their assigned polling place by 6:00 AM on the morning of the election.
All Election Officers must remain at their assigned polling place until all closing procedures are complete. Lunch
(1hr), dinner (1/2hr), and breaks (15min) will be assigned prior to election day by your Inspector. If you are unable
to be at your assigned polling place on election day due to illness or another emergency, please contact the Registrar of Voters Office at (209) 468-2892 as soon as you are able.
We require our Election Officers to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot prior to election day. NOTE: If you use all of your scheduled break time to vote at your voting precinct, you will not get an additional break. For more information on Vote-by-Mail follow this link or call
To be a Clerk, you must:
The Inspector provides guidance to their assigned precinct board. To be an Inspector, you must:
Inspectors are encouraged to contact their Clerks to:
Inspectors are also responsible for administering and overseeing breaks, lunch & dinner hours and the completion of all closing paperwork. It is the Inspectors duty to ensure the polling place is open and ready to process voters at 7:00am on Election Day.
The Inspector and another Election Officer (EO Shadow) must deliver ballots and return election supplies to their designated receiving center on Election Night.
Election Officer Application (PDF)
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