A poll worker must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a registered voter in California. Non-citizens with permanent resident status who would otherwise be eligible to vote also are allowed to serve as poll workers.

Election Day can be long (14+ hours), busy, and occasionally stressful. To serve on Election Day a poll worker must:

  • Attend training.
  • Have a reliable email address that is checked regularly.
  • Be able to lift 25-50 pounds.
  • Be in good physical condition that allows sitting and/or standing for long periods of time.
  • Be able to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Have reliable transportation to training class and to the polls on Election Day.

If you have concerns about the physical requirements because of a medical condition, please contact us about possible accommodations.

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The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors has approved the Employee as Volunteer Poll Worker Program which allows department heads to release available employees to work at the polls on Election Day. In addition to an employee’s regular pay, the participant will receive the poll worker stipend.

A poll worker must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a registered voter in California. Non-citizens with permanent resident status who would otherwise be eligible to vote also are allowed to serve as poll workers.

To participate, a county employee must:

  • Obtain written permission from their department head or their designee.
  • Attend training.
  • Have a reliable email address that is checked regularly.
  • Be able to lift 25-50 pounds.
  • Be in good physical condition that allows sitting and/or standing for long periods of time.
  • Be able to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Have reliable transportation to training class and to the polls on Election Day.
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High school students have the opportunity to participate in the election process by serving as poll workers. Through our high school student program, students receive a stipend, can fulfill community service requirements, and add experience their resume. Most importantly, students get firsthand experience with democracy in action. To participate, a high school student must:

  • Be 16 years of age at the time of the election.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Obtain written permission from a parent/guardian.
  • Obtain written permission from the school principal or vice principal.
  • Attend training.
  • Have reliable transportation to training class and to the polls on Election Day.
  • Have a reliable email address that is checked regularly.
  • Be able to lift 25-50 pounds.
  • Be in good physical condition that allows sitting and/or standing for long periods of time.
  • Be able to follow written and verbal instructions.
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