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Who are they: Poll workers are United States Citizens, 18 years
of age and have registered to vote in California. A unique exception
is made for students participating in their High
School Student Poll Worker Program.
The Registrar also partners with local colleges, fellow county and state employees to help us staff the polls.
While poll workers are considered volunteers they do receive a stipend to offset expenses of their service. The stipends range from $75 to $175 depending on the position assigned.
San Diego County has a special need for poll workers who are fluent in Chinese, Filipino, Spanish and Vietnamese and when assigned to provide this bilingual assistance $15 is added to the stipend.
What do they do: they serve at community polling places on Election Day so their fellow citizens can exercise their voting rights. Read about the different job descriptions and associated stipends for each of the poll worker positions at the FAQ's page.
When: For every countywide election the Registrar of Voters needs over 5,000 poll workers to staff the polls. Poll workers serve from 5:30 in the morning until 10:00 in the evening.
Where: 1,400 - 1,650 poll sites all across San Diego County.
Why: The success of an election relies on community involvement. Poll workers serve long hours, but, at the end of the day, know they've fulfilled a vital role in the democratic process.
Feel free to email or call with questions - we hope to hear from you soon!