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Board of Supervisors Department

For Immediate Release

Poll Workers Needed for Upcoming Election

Sonoma County Registrar of Voters seeks poll workers for nearly 200 local polling places

Santa Rosa,CA | March 17, 2015

The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters office is reaching out to citizens in the community to volunteer as poll workers for the June election. Community participation is key to staffing nearly 200 Sonoma County polling places for the June 2, 2015 Special Election.

“Volunteering to be a poll worker is a great way to serve the community by playing an active role in democracy,” said Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chair Susan Gorin.

Poll workers who work at a polling place are volunteers who are provided a stipend of $135 (for Inspectors) and $100 (for Clerks) for the day. Each polling place has a Precinct Board comprised of one Inspector and two to four Clerks. To Be a Poll Worker, you must meet the following criteria:

Be a registered voter in Sonoma County or a permanent legal resident of the United States (permanent legal residents may work as clerks only)

  • Be a high school student who is at least 16 years old
  • Be able to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Be available to serve Election Day from approximately 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Registrar of Voters, Bill Rousseau, encourages as many people in the community to volunteer. “Volunteering as a poll worker can be a very rewarding experience”, said Mr. Rousseau. “Please consider lending a hand to ensure that the election process is easy and accessible for all voters in Sonoma County.”

To learn more about the poll worker program and training process, please visit the Registrar of Voters website for more detailed information. To sign up, call (707) 565-6816, email to: or come to their office at 435 Fiscal Drive, Santa Rosa.


Contact Information

Public Information Office, County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
(707) 565-3040