Navigate Up
Menu + Public Affairs
Home > News Releases

Over 500 Volunteers Still Critically Needed at the Polls for June 8th Election

 

With only two and a half weeks until the June 8th Statewide Primary Election, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ Office is still in drastic need of over 500 citizens to volunteer to serve as Election Officers. This election will require staffing 830 polling locations throughout the county.

The shortage of volunteers is due to a variety of reasons, including graduations and summer vacations. Residents who can spare a day and would like to participate in the democratic process are encouraged to contact the Registrar of Voters’ Office immediately.

Election Officers are critically needed throughout the county, especially those willing to serve in the areas of Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and Stanford. There is also a need for Spanish bilingual Election Officers.

Anyone who is registered to vote in the state of California can become an Election Officer. Experience is not necessary as training is provided.

Volunteers are paid a stipend of $95.00 or more. They can also earn an extra stipend for bilingual skills. Bilingual Election Officers must be fluent in English and one of the following federally mandated languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Tagalog.

For more information and to sign up, call:

            English: (408) 299-POLL [7655]                             Chinese: (408) 282-3086
            Spanish: (408) 282-3095                                      Tagalog: (408) 535-3916
            Vietnamese: (408) 282-3097                                 Students: (408) 282-3091

Media Contact:  Elma Rosas, Media Officer (408) 282-3008
Posted: May 20, 2010