Local Politics

Poll workers needed for November election

Adults and high school students are encouraged to apply; stipends up to $175 will be provided

The San Benito County elections office is seeking poll workers to assist voters on election day in November.  A stipend of $150 to $175 is provided and the jobs are open to U.S citizens, residents and eligible high school students.

All poll workers are required to attend a training class for which they will receive an additional $15 for attending. Call (831) 636-4016 for more information and to apply

A poll worker application form is available here for download in Adobe PDF format. Complete the form, print it out and mail or drop off at the elections office located at 440 Fifth St., Room 206, in Hollister.

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.

Click here to download the Student Application Packet. Complete the form, print it out and mail or drop off at the elections office located at 440 Fifth St., Room 206, in Hollister. For more information, call (831) 636-4016.

BenitoLink Staff