The elections are just a few weeks away, but there is still time for those interested in serving their community, and making $125 in the process, to sign up to work at a local voter precinct on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Contra Costa County is in need of civic-minded men and women ages 16 and older to be poll workers in all areas of the county. Poll workers are most urgently needed in San Ramon and Danville. Elections officials also say that bilingual poll workers (English to Spanish, English to Japanese, English to Korean, English to Tagalog, English to Chinese, English to Vietnamese and English to Hindi) are especially needed.
No prior experience is necessary and training is provided. Poll workers receive a stipend for their service, which includes attending a two-hour required training and working 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day. They will receive a special pin denoting their service. Service as a poll worker does not have any bearing on Social Security or unemployment status, according to state law.