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Election Officers

  • Election Officers, or Poll Workers, will be serving at Voter Service Centers (VSC) from October 30, 2020 to November 3, 2020. They will receive a stipend for each day they work. Serving at a polling location 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 Voter Service C enters, assist voters and maintain ballot security and voting equipment.

    Requirements

    All Election Officers are required to attend assigned training classes. The class length can range from 2 to 4 hours.

    Election Officers must be:


    • A U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident
    • Able to read and write English
    • At least 18 years old at the time of the election they will be working
    • High School students may be accepted under our Student Election Officer Program
    • Not in prison or on parole for a felony

    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 polls@sjgov.org if you have any questions.

    The Election Officer Application forms can be printed using the PDF form located in the document section below.

    Compensation

    Voter Service Center staff will earn $130.00 per day October 30, 2020 through November 2, 2020, $150.00 on November 3, 2020. Training classes will be $35.00 per class.

    * NOTE: In order to be paid for your training class, you MUST work all assigned days. You may NOT work without attending training.

    General Information

    We require that all Election Officers are at their assigned Voter Service Center by their scheduled time. All Election Officers must remain at their assigned VSC until all closing procedures are complete. Note: There will be breaks and lunch each day. If you are unable to be at your assigned VSC 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.

    All Voter Service Center staff are responsible for the following:


    • Setting up voting booths and tables
    • Displaying voter instructions
    • Hanging the American flag properly
    • Demonstrating voting procedures as needed
    • Assisting any individuals who may have difficulty voting
    • Issuing ballots and secure ballots in ballot box
    • Observing COVID-19 Protocols
    Positions

    Voter Service Center Staff

    To be a Clerk, you must:

    • Attend mandatory Election Officer Training prior to Election Day
    • Report to your assigned Voter Service Center at your scheduled time
    • Assist in the duties listed above
    • Ensure the VSC is open and ready to process voters each day of voting
    Documents

    Voter Service Center Staff Application (PDF)

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