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Poll workers needed for Election Day
Sharon Jensen hands Janessa Jimenez a ballot at a Turlock voting site in November 2014. The Stanislaus Registrar of Voters is seeking poll workers for the upcoming November election. - photo by Journal file photo

As the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election nears, the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office is hoping a few citizens will step up and help with Election Day as poll workers.

“We will be staffing up to 180 polling places with four to five volunteer election officers at each location. We are actively recruiting election officers who can speak both English and Spanish so bilingual election officers can be placed at polling places,” said Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters.

Tech savvy individuals are also helpful to assist with voting equipment needs.

Non-profit organizations can also adopt a polling place. Members of the non-profit can volunteer to serve together as poll workers for the day and contribute the stipend they receive to support organization fundraising efforts.

To be eligible to work at the polls, you must be 1.) at least 18 years old by Election Day, 2.) a U.S. citizen, 3.) a California resident, 4.) registered to vote at least 15 days before the election, 5.) not in prison or on parole for a felony, 6.) not declared mentally incompetent by court action.

On Election Day, Nov.8 , the polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Election officers must arrive for work at 6 a.m. and leave after the polls are closed at about 9:30 p.m. Each election officer will receive a $95 to $130 stipend for the day.

More information, call 525-5211 or visit