be a poll worker?
What does a poll worker do?
Sets up and closes a polling
Helps voters understand their
Protects ballots and voting
Why be a poll worker?
Student Poll Worker Program
California Elections Code section 12302 allows eligible students to be
appointed as poll workers on Election Day. As poll workers,
students learn first hand the importance of participating in the
electoral process. In addition, they provide much needed support
at polling place locations. In order to be eligible to be
appointed as a poll worker, a student must be:
A United States Citizen;
At least 16 years of age at the time of the election in which
he or she will be serving;
A high school student with a grade point average of at least
2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale);
A student in good standing, attending a public or private
secondary education institution.
• Be a registered voter in California, a Yuba County employee, or a high
school student in a sponsored high school poll worker program.
• Attend a mandatory training class that can last up to 2.5 hours.
• Must be able to work from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m.
Position Duties & Pay:
Supervises polling place operations
Attends training class
Picks up supplies
Sets up/takes down polling place
Delivers supplies to and from an assigned Return Center.
accompany Inspector to Return Center.
Training - Required for All Poll Workers
Pay - $10
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:
California law allows high school seniors to work as election officers
on election day. You must be at least 16 years of age, a United States
citizen, and a student in good standing with your school earning at
least a 2.5 grade point average on a scale of 4.0. If you are interested
in working at the polls in an election and earning $75, please call
(530) 749-7855 for more information.