April 13, 2012 - Solano County poll workers still needed
Paper: Reporter, The (Vacaville, CA)
Title: Solano County poll workers still needed
Date: April 13, 2012
Author: Published by The Reporter
With less than two months to go before voters head to the polls in the June 5 primary, Solano County elections officials say they are still short of the needed poll workers to run the process.
More than 150 people are still needed to work at precincts polling locations, officials said.
"It takes 700 citizens to help conduct a presidential primary election and we are still a little short," Assistant Registrar of Voters Lindsey McWilliams said in a press release today.
The Registrar's Office is looking for people to serve a variety of duties, including 13 inspectors at sites in Benicia, Fairfield, Vacavlle and Vallejo; 10 "rover" volunteers to work in Benicia, Vacaville and Vallejo; 39 clerks for sites in Benicia, Fairfield, Vacaville and Vallejo; 36 M100 (electronic voting) Clerks to serve in Benicia, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville and Vallejo; and 58 alternates to serve in every community in the county.
On Election Day, including:
Poll workers must be registered to vote in California, willing to attend a mandatory training session prior to the election, able to arrange for their own transportation to and from training and to and from the polling place, and be available to work Election Day from 6 a.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. The Registrar also has a poll worker program for high school students who need not be registered to vote but have met the other requirements.
Mandatory training provides all the knowledge and skills needed to do the job; however, people savvy with computers and new technology are desired to serve as electronic roster clerks.
For their Election Day duties and training commitment, poll workers receive a stipend. Precinct clerks can receive up to $135 and inspectors up to $165.
The Registrar is reaching out to prospective poll workers with an online application. To fill out an application, go to www.solanocounty.com/elections and click on the "Work The Polls!" icon, or visit the Registrar of Voters Office at 675 Texas Street, Suite 2600, in Fairfield. For more information, call.. ..784-6675.
Record Number: 20388087
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