Want to Volunteer at a Polling Place This Election? Here's How to Sign Up


As we get closer to the the general election happening November 3rd, L.A. County officials have put out a call for volunteers willing to staff polling places in your community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that every active voter in California will receive a mail-in ballot for the general election, but, in-person options will still be available for residents who want to drop off or vote in person on (or before) November 3.

This year, officials say recruitment for poll workers will be difficult, as the majority of workers at polling places have traditionally been over the age of 61 - a group that's at high risk of catching the virus and experiencing fatal complications.

L.A. County hasn't begun officially recruiting poll workers yet - however, you can fill out an application here and the county will be in touch. Volunteers are eligible to receive a $100 a day stipend, and $80 for the mandatory training days.

Orange County officials are also actively hiring for part-time workers to fill vacancies. You can apply online here. Vote Center "Customer Service Representatives" can earn between $18 and $21 an hour.

People who live in other parts of the state can sign up with the California Secretary of State's website to find a poll worker job or volunteer position in your area.

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