County seeks poll workers for Nov. 8 election

Julie Reichle

Poll workers answered questions, directed voters, and collected mail-in ballots outside of Veterans Hall in 2020.

From the City of Piedmont:

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters is seeking poll workers for the Nov. 8, 2022 election. Poll workers play a critical role in making voting accessible to all community members – and get paid to do it.

Workers are needed throughout Alameda County on Saturday, Nov. 5; Sunday, Nov. 6; Monday, Nov. 7; and Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Election Day.

Interested community members can sign up online to volunteer HERE. The application is simple and takes just a few minutes to complete.

What to expect as a poll worker

Poll workers are paid volunteers from local communities who perform tasks like:
• Setting up and closing a polling place
• Helping voters understand their rights
• Protecting ballots and voting equipment

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters provides training for poll workers. Training time is paid, as is time served as a poll worker. No special skills are required to be a poll worker. Residents are eligible if they are:
• A registered voter in the state of California
• A legal permanent resident or green card holder
• An eligible high school student

Bilingual poll workers sought
Bilingual poll workers are especially needed. In Alameda County, assistance is provided to voters in Burmese, Chinese, Hindi, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Mien, Mongolian, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Telugu, and Vietnamese. Residents fluent in any of these languages are urged to consider volunteering.

Interested residents can find more information about volunteering as a poll worker HERE or by calling the Alameda County Registrar of Voters at (510) 272-6973.

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