Contra Costa County seeks poll workers

Bilingual residents are especially needed to work during Tuesday's primary

Contra Costa County is looking for poll workers for Danville, San Ramon and other county polling places in advance of next Tuesday's primary election.

People who are bilingual and speak English as well as Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, Japanese or Korean are particularly needed.

Poll workers must be currently registered California voters or non-voters who are permanent U.S. residents.

High school students can also serve as poll workers, if they are at least 16 years old, U.S. citizens (or will obtain citizenship by Election Day) and have at least a 2.5 grade point average. Student poll workers will receive a stipend and may fulfill community service requirements.

No previous experience required and training is provided. Poll workers receive a stipend of $125 for attending training and working on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Employees of county and state governments are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be immediately accepted and reviewed, according to election officials. For more information, email the Registrar of Voters' Office at or call the Elections Division at 335-7873.


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Posted by Kathy
a resident of San Ramon
on May 29, 2014 at 10:18 am

We all know it is your right to vote. Thank you in advance for doing that. You can also help voters by becoming a poll worker. As a somewhat seasoned veteran, I can say that it is always interesting, and fun to meet and greet people. Plus you earn $125 for your day's labor! To quote a long-ago commercial, "Try it--you'll like it!" See you at the polls (I'll be at Walt Disney School this election).

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