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Election Workers

"Being a poll worker is a fun and interesting way to meet people. I've been doing it for 27 years. There's a very real sense of pride you get from helping the election system work smoothly."
– Sandra Coleman, Alameda County Resident

"I was interested in the voting process, and I wanted to be more actively involved. Being a poll worker makes it easy to participate in our democratic process. It's an important civic duty."
– Robert Warwick, Alameda County Resident

"It was great working the polls. I really felt like I was a part of the whole election process and that I was doing something important."
– Leslie Wong, Skyline High School Student

"I've been involved in elections at school and was really excited to be able to be part of a government election. I think I'm helping others to get involved, even if it's only casting their vote, by telling them that I work at the polls."
– Michael Hammond, Encinal High School Student


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Election Worker must be:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • A US Citizen
  • Registered to vote

Bi-lingual Election Worker must be:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • A US Citizen
  • Registered to vote
  • Fluent in English/Chinese,
    English/Spanish,
    English/Tagalog or
    English/Vietnamese
High School Student Election Worker must be:
  • 16 years of age or older
  • A US Citizen
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

We'd love to have you as part of the team.

The Registrar of Voters requires ALL Election Workers to attend a MANDATORY
Training Class in order to be eligible to serve on Election Day.

Election Worker Positions & Duties

Inspector - Supervises polling place operations; attends training class; picks up supplies; sets up/takes down polling place; delivers all supplies to an assigned Return Center.

Judge - Attends training class, assists Inspector with duties; may accompany Inspector to Return Center.

Clerk - Attends training class, assists Inspector with duties; may accompany Inspector to Return Center.

High School Student - Attends training class, assists Inspector with duties; may accompany Inspector to Return Center.

Note: Per the California Unemployment Insurance Code (CUIC) 634.5(c) Services performed as an Election Worker/Poll Worker are excluded from employment. Therefore, no wages per Section 926 of the CUIC are allowed.


How to Apply for an Election Worker Position

To become an election worker, simply fill out an application.

To apply online, click on the following link: Online Application Form

For students, download the High School Student Application (PDF - 319kb)* and email or mail the completed application:

Registrar of Voters - Recruiting Section
1225 Fallon St. Room G-1
Oakland, CA 94612

For more information, email us or call 510-272-6971.

Mock Elections at High Schools

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Are you a:

  • High School Student?
  • High School Administrator?
  • Guardian/Parent of a High School Student?

If you answered YES to any of these questions contact our office to coordinate a Mock Election at your High School!
Email or call 510-272-6971

* Portable Document Format (PDF) file requires the free Adobe Reader.

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