Be a Pollworker

Sat, 01/08/2011 (All day)

Participate in the democratic process: The Los Angeles City Clerk is looking for pollworkers for the MVote in LA Countyarch 8th and May 17th municipal elections.  Check out the press release below and contact the Election Division’s Pollworker Recruitment Hotline toll free at (866) 899-VOTE to volunteer.  To become a pollworker for Los Angeles County, please click here.

CITY CLERK SEEKS ADDITIONAL ELECTION DAY POLLWORKERS FOR 2011 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

City Clerk June Lagmay announced today that the Office of the City Clerk - Election Division is in need of 2,773 additional pollworkers to staff polls for the 2011 Municipal Elections on March 8, 2011 and May 17, 2011.  The Election Division will place these pollworkers at polling places in areas surrounding the City of Los Angeles that are included in the jurisdiction of either the Los Angeles Unified School District or the Los Angeles Community College District.

By volunteering to support their community, pollworkers ensure their neighbors have the opportunity to engage in democracy. Voters and election officials value pollworkers because they play an integral part in meeting voters’ needs and voting on Election Day.

Pollworkers earn stipends of up to $125 for each Election Day they work. (Inspectors receive a $100 stipend; Clerks receive an $80 stipend; and each are paid an additional $25 for a mandatory training class, which is scheduled at various times and locations.)

In order to serve as a pollworker, the community volunteer must be a U.S. citizen and registered voter who will be at least 18 years old on Election Day. The Election Division seeks pollworkers who are able to speak, read and write in English.

In addition to English-speaking pollworkers, the Election Division makes a special effort to recruit bilingual pollworkers who speak English and one of six federally-mandated languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog or Vietnamese.

Volunteers may sign up by calling the Election Division’s Pollworker Recruitment Hotline toll free at (866) 899-VOTE (8683) or locally at (213) 978-0363. Sign-up forms are available on the Election Division’s website in the "Pollworker Information" section.

The Office of the City Clerk - Election Division administers elections for the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Community College District. The City’s upcoming elections will be held March 8, 2011 and May 17, 2011. More information can be found on the City Election Division’s website at: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/election.