Poll Workers Needed for November 8, 2016 Presidential Primary Election

(Ventura) – The Ventura County Elections Division seeks volunteers to staff and manage 366 polling places throughout the county for the upcoming November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election. Clerk and Recorder/Registrar of Voters Mark Lunn stated, “Poll workers are essential to a successful election. Being a poll worker is a great way to support our community and help our democracy thrive.”


  • 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


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


  • 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.