Poll Workers Needed for June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election

 

(Ventura) – The Ventura County Elections Division seeks volunteers to staff and manage over 360 polling places throughout the county for the upcoming of June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election. Clerk and Recorder/Registrar of Voters Mark Lunn stated, “Serving as a poll worker is a great way to support our community and take part in the democratic process.”

Eligibility:

• Must be 18 years of age or older (unless participating in the Student Poll Worker Program)

• Must be able to read and speak English
• Must be able to work from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Election Day
• Must be a U.S. citizen, registered to vote in California or a Legal Permanent Resident
• Must complete training

• Bilingual Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese and Hindi speaking poll workers are especially needed

Duties:

• Set up and administer a designated Polling Place
• Direct voters to sign in and verify signatures
• Assist voters to operate the electronic voting machine
• Answer voters’ procedural questions
• Close polls at the end of the Election Day

Compensation:

• A stipend of $20 to complete required training
• A stipend of $90 to serve as a Clerk

• A stipend of $125 to serve as an Inspector
• A stipend of $160 plus mileage to serve as a Roving Inspector (prior experience required)

The poll worker application can be completed online at http://venturavote.org on the Poll Workers menu. For additional information regarding becoming a poll worker or to request a paper application, contact the Ventura County Elections Division at (805) 654-2784. You may also apply in person at the Elections Division located in the Hall of Administration, Lower Plaza, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura.