County of San Benito Clerk, Auditor & Recorder

State Employees

Government Code 19844.7 allows state employees to take time off, without loss of pay, to serve as Poll workers on Election Day.


  • Employee shall be eligible for both regular State compensation and the fee paid by the Registrar of Voters for serving as a Poll worker.
  • Eligibility of a state employee to serve at the polls is subject to approval by the employee’s manager or supervisor.
  • Employee seeking release time to work at the polls shall provide sufficient notice to allow department to maintain adequate coverage and meet operational needs.
  • Verification of service as a Poll worker on Election Day may be required by the appointing authority by requiring the employee to provide written verification of service from the Registrar of Voters, including the name of the employee serving and the date of the election.

For more information, please contact us at (831) 636-4016.


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