Poll Workers Wanted

Our committed poll workers make elections possible.

A poll worker must be:

  • Is a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • A resident of Yolo County
  • Not in prison or on parole for a felony
  • At least 16 years old at the time of the next election 

Working at the polls

Each polling place needs one inspector and at least three judges. The workday begins at 6:00 A.M. and ends at approximately 10:00 P.M. Inspectors are paid $155.00 and judges are paid $130.00. Following are the duties of the precinct board:

Inspectors:

  • Set up the voting booths, tables,and other precinct supplies with the help of the judges on the afternoon or evening before the election
  • Attend a training class for each election
  • Attend a hands-on eSlate training class for each election
  • Arrange ahead of time for entry by 6:00 A.M. on Election Day
  • Check your supplies to verify you'll have everything you'll need
  • Assign tasks, arrange breaks and mealtimes at the polling place
  • Close the polls and remain until all closing procedures are completed
  • Return ballots and materials to the ballot drop-off location (accompanied by one judge)

Judges:

  • Attend a training class for each election
  • Assist in the set-up of the polling place the day before the election
  • Arrive at the polling place by 6:00 A.M. on Election Day
  • Close the polls and remain until all closing procedures are completed
  • May accompany the Inspector to deliver ballots and materials to the ballot drop-off location

 

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