County seeking pollworkers for upcoming election
–The County Voter Information Guides for the June 5, Primary Election were mailed today and will be arriving in mailboxes. The booklet contains a copy of the ballot contests and candidate statements on the voter’s ballot, the polling place location assigned to the voter and an application for a vote-by-mail ballot. This mailing will go to voters who were registered as of April 6 and not permanent vote-by-mail voters. Voters with permanent vote-by-mail status and those residing in vote-by-mail precincts will receive their local candidate information along with their vote-by-mail ballot during the week of May 7. All households with registered voters will also be receiving the state voter information guides which contain information about the state propositions and candidates.
If anyone is unsure of their registration status, they should contact the elections office as Monday, May 7 is the last day to register to vote in order to receive the county sample ballot booklet and state information guide. Anyone registering after May 5 and before the final registration deadline of May 19 will receive only a postcard notification of their polling place. Voters can now use the state’s online registration system to register to vote, which can be accessed at www.slovote.com.
The County Clerk-Recorder’s office is looking in need of pollworkers and Adopt-a-Poll groups to staff the polls for the June 5 election. The County employs approximately 1,000 precinct workers to work at the polls on Election Day. Pollworkers must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a registered voter in California or a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
Traditionally, it is a challenge to fill pollworker assignments during the June election because of activities related to the end of the school year and vacations. This year is no exception. Adopt- a-Polls are great fundraisers for service clubs, church groups, and non-profit organizations where these groups utilize their members to fill the pollworker slots at a precinct, which can be performed in shifts. An organization can earn from $448-$525 for working on Election Day and attending the precinct worker training sessions.
Be a part of democracy and assist voters at the polls on Election Day. For more information, please contact the County Clerk-Recorder’s office by completing the pollworker application at www.slovote.com, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (805) 781-5228.