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Riverside County seeking poll workers

 

Last updated 10/27/2018 at 4:51pm



RIVERSIDE - Riverside County's registrar of voters is still looking for poll workers, particularly individuals who speak multiple languages, for the Nov. 6 midterm election.

Though no experience is necessary, prospective poll workers are required to attend a training session, Registrar Rebecca Spencer said. Also, poll workers must be a registered California voter or a legal resident of the United States who would, except for their citizenship status, otherwise qualify to vote.

Poll workers with experience are eligible to become inspectors, who are paid $125. Poll workers without experience can earn $90. Poll workers will also be paid a $20 stipend to attend a training session.

Teens 16 and older are eligible, but have additional requirements. They must be a U.S. citizen, attend a public or private high school, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and get permission from their parents and their school.

In demand are poll workers who are proficient in English and another language, including Cantonese or Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese or American Sign Language.

Duties on Election Day might include opening and closing a polling place, helping voters understand their rights, and protecting ballots and voting equipment.

Poll workers' duties will begin at 6:15 a.m. and will end about 9 p.m.

Anyone who wishes to be a poll worker should call the Registrar of Voters at (951) 486-7341 or (877) 663-9906 or visit voteinfo.net/EOapp.asp.

 

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