General Election Information
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Poll Worker and Poll Volunteer Information
Poll Worker and Watcher Information for California
Promote Democracy: Serve as a Poll Worker
Before each statewide election, thousands of Californians sign up to help put on the single most important event we hold in a democracy. County elections officials depend on reliable, dedicated teams of poll workers to make every Election Day run smoothly.
Who can be a poll worker?
To serve as a poll worker you must be:
- A United States citizen or legal permanent resident;
- An eligible high school student
What does a poll worker do?
- Sets up and closes a polling place
- Helps voters understand their rights
- Protects ballots and voting equipment
Why be a poll worker?
- Get involved and assist voters
- Contribute to your community
- Earn extra money (amount varies by county)
How do you apply?
Visit pollworker.sos.ca.gov to complete the poll worker application. It only takes 2-3 minutes!