County of San Benito Clerk, Auditor & Recorder

Pollworker

Waving flagPromote Democracy! Serve as a Pollworker on Election Day! If you are a U.S. citizen or resident or an eligible high school student, you may serve as a Poll worker!

 

  • Get Involved
  • Assist voters on Election Day
  • Earn extra money.  Stipend is $150 – $175
  • All poll workers are required to attend a poll worker training class and will receive an additional $15 for attending
  • Contact us at (831) 636-4016 for more information and to apply
Our Pollworker application form is available here for download in Adobe PDF format ready for you to fill out. Click here to download the Application Form. Please complete the form, print it out and mail or drop off at our office located at 440 Fifth Street, Room 206, Hollister, CA 95023.

Student Pollworker Program

California Elections Code §12302 allows eligible students to be appointed as Poll workers on Election Day, or to assist in equipment delivery the weekend before an election.  As Poll workers, students learn first hand the importance of participating in the electoral process. In addition, they provide much needed support at polling place locations.

In order to be eligible to be appointed as a Poll worker, a student must be:

  • A United States citizen or legal permanent resident;
  • At least 16 years of age at the time of the election in which he or she will be serving;
  • A high school student with a grade point average of at least 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale);
  • A student in good standing, attending a public or private secondary educational institution.

In addition to gaining experience in the electoral process, students can also receive a stipend between $75 and $150 for service.

All poll workers are required to attend a poll worker training class and will receive an additional $15 for attending

Our Pollworker application form is available here for download in Adobe PDF format ready for you to fill out. Please click here to download the Student Application Packet. Please complete the form, print it out and mail or drop off at our office located at 440 Fifth Street, Room 206, Hollister, CA 95023.For more information, please contact us at (831) 636-4016.

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