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California state law allows any high school student that is at least 16 years of age, in good standing with at least a 2.5 GPA and is a U.S. citizen
or a legal permanent resident of the U.S. to serve as an Election Officer. The Student Election Officer Program (SEOP) is a great way to introduce young
people to democracy in action and at the same time provide a valuable community service. Students bring new energy, enthusiasm and an aptitude for picking
up complex election procedures because they are in learning mode.
For the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election, students will serve as an Election Officer at a Voter Service Center. Different from a traditional
polling place, a Voter Service Center will be open three days prior to, and on Election Day for four (4) voting days. Students may begin their shift by
helping to carry and set up election supplies followed by greeting, directing and assisting voters with the voting process throughout the day.
All interested students must obtain an application from their school SEOP coordinator, determine their availability and return the completed application to
their teachers for transmittal to the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters (ROV) by the due date.
Please be aware that hours are long, and students are to remain at their assigned Voter Service Center for a complete shift. Shifts may end early based on voter
traffic at the end of the day. All students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from their assigned location. Due to the often-high number
of applications, the Registrar of Voters cannot guarantee a work assignment for all interested students. Selected students receive a Notice of Appointment in the mail
stating their Voter Service Center and training class assignment.
Students receive a stipend from $130 to $150 for each completed work assignment. Please, allow 4 – 6 weeks for paycheck delivery. Based on student availability
and staffing needs, a student could potentially work two days, but at a maximum of one school day and one weekend day assigned. Students receive an additional $35 for attending
the mandatory training class.
The Registrar of Voters is implementing new social distancing and disinfecting practices to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Most Voter Service Center
facilities are substantially larger than traditional polling places to allow for social distancing. All staff will be required to wear face coverings and
follow safety practices such as social distancing and sanitization of shared equipment, such as tables and voting booths in between uses. Tables and equipment
will be spaced at least 6 feet apart where it is practical to do so. Hand sanitizer and tissues will be available for use. Additionally, some positions that
involve closer contact will require the use of gloves and face shields (also provided by ROV). All Election Officers will be required to adhere to these social
distance and disinfecting practices.
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