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Frequently Asked Questions


  • How many hours will I work on Election Day?
    Polling place opens from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. All Poll Workers are required to arrive to their assigned precinct by 6:00 a.m. and end their day after the poll close approximately 9:00 p.m. Half-day shifts are available for Poll Workers

  • What will I do as a Poll Worker?
    As a Poll Worker, you will be assisting with Polling Place set-up and opening, support staff and help voters, assist with closing the polls at the end of the night.

  • I missed my Poll Worker training class, can I still serve on Election Day?
    No, all Poll Workers are required to attend a mandatory training class. If you have missed your training, call the Registrar of Voters' Recruiting Department immediately to reschedule into another training class at (510) 272 - 6971.

  • If I complete and pass the online training class, does that mean I still have to attend the in person training class?
    The online training class is optional, to serve on Election Day you will have to attend the in person mandatory training class to be eligible to serve.

  • I cancelled my assignment for the Election, after I already attended training class. Will I get paid?
    No, to receive compensation for training class you will need to work on Election Day.

  • I took training during the Primary Election, do I have to take it again for General Election?
    Yes, all Poll Workers are required to attend a Poll Worker training class every election.

  • Do I get paid as a Poll Worker?
    Yes, Poll Workers earn stipend of $62.50 - $195 (depending upon position) for training and serving on Election Day.

  • When do I get my paid for serving as a Poll Worker?
    Pay for service will be mailed approximately 4-6 weeks after Election Day.