Poll Worker Stipend

There are five poll worker positions, each with a different stipend rate. 

Precinct Inspector (PI), $150

  • Must have previous poll worker experience
  • Serves as supervisor of the polling place staff and all activities
  • Picks up supplies before Election Day and keeps them in a secure location
  • Contacts poll owner and all board members (poll workers) to arrange polling place set-up the evening before Election Day
  • Assists provisional voters, observers and media, if any
  • Uses personal cell phone for Election Day communications
  • Drives with Assistant Inspector (AI) to drop off supplies after polls close

Assistant Inspector (AI), $125

  • Assists with polling place set-up the evening before Election Day
  • Serves as Precinct Inspector (PI) when necessary
  • Fills in for other poll workers when they are on breaks
  • Locates voter names in the roster and updates street index
  • Drives with PI to drop off supplies after polls close

Touchscreen Inspector (TI), $125

  • Picks up equipment before Election Day and stores it in a secure location
  • Assists with polling place set-up the evening before Election Day
  • Sets up, operates and breaks down touchscreen voting equipment on Election Day
  • Creates electronic voter access cards and prints reports
  • Ensures voters receive the correct ballot

Clerk, $100

  • Assists with polling place set-up the evening before Election Day
  • Ensures voter privacy as ballots are deposited into the ballot box
  • Helps set up and close the poll on Election Day
  • Checks mail ballot envelopes for adequate information
  • Mails Certificate of Performance to Registrar of Voters after polls close

Standby, $75

  • Fills in for any position and can be called anytime up to or on Election Day

 

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Bilingual Poll Worker, +$15

San Diego County pays an extra $15 stipend to poll workers who can speak one of these languages in addition to English:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Filipino
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

 

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