Santa Rosa, CA – December 17, 2019 – The Sonoma County
Registrar of Voters is seeking poll workers for the March 3, 2020 Presidential
Primary Election. “This is a valuable opportunity to serve your community, and
to observe, promote and participate in the democratic process”, says County
Clerk Deva Marie Proto. Over 300 Poll Workers are still needed, including
bilingual and English-only volunteers.
To aid in the
effort to recruit Poll Workers, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has
approved an increase in the daily stipend for Poll Workers. The stipend
paid to Inspectors will be $175, and the stipend for Clerks will be $125.
Bilingual Poll Workers will receive an additional premium of $25. “We hope this
increase in the stipend and the addition of a bilingual premium will encourage
more people to volunteer to serve their community by working at the polls on
Election Day” said Clerk Proto.
Poll Workers must
be citizens who are registered to vote in California, legal permanent
residents, or high school students aged 16 years or older with a minimum GPA of
2.5 and permission from both their parent(s) and school principal. Experience
is not necessary, and training will be provided. Bilingual Poll Workers
must be fluent in English and one of the following languages: Spanish, Tagalog,
Vietnamese or Khmer.
Those who are
eligible and interested can find out more on our website sonomacounty.ca.gov/vote, where information is
provided on how to sign up, how to take part in the Student Precinct Officer
Program, available positions, and more.
For more information about becoming a poll
worker, contact the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office, 435 Fiscal Drive,
Santa Rosa, between 8 AM. and 5 PM. Monday through Friday, or telephone (707)
565-6800 or 1-800-750-VOTE toll free.