The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters office operates a successful Student Precinct Officer Program. California State law allows eligible students to be appointed to serve as poll workers in a polling place on Election Day.
High school teachers and counselors are encouraged to talk with their students about this unique "behind-the-scenes" view of elections, and nominate qualified students for this program.
Students gain invaluable experience as Election Officials. They receive "hands-on" experience and training in elections administration, and gain an appreciation for the importance of public service and the significance of the democratic process.
Students will receive a stipend of $135 for participating in the program. Schools may wish to consider this a fundraising opportunity as well!