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Published on: 8/11/2014 10:05 AM

The Santa Clara County Student Election Officer Program provides High School students with the opportunity to serve their community, experience democracy first hand and earn up to $130.00 or community service credits.  Student Election Officers are required to attend a training class, and work on Election Day as an official member of a Precinct Board to assist voters and setup and close the polling place.  The Student Program fosters understanding of the importance of voting and helps to establish the foundation for a lifetime of civic involvement and responsibility. 


To qualify a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen on Election Day
  • Be at least 16 years old on Election Day
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Obtain written permission from parent/guardian if under 18 years of age
  • Obtain written permission from school
  • Agree to complete Election Officer training
  • Agree to work on Election Day


How do I apply?

How do I prepare for my Election Day assignment?

What duties will I be expected to perform on Election Day?

Student conduct guidelines

What happens after Election Day

About the Student Program


November 4, 2014 Student Program downloads:

Student Application.pdf


Principal Appointment Form.pdf