Butte Co seeking poll workers for Election Day

May 5, 2016 2:15 PM by News Staff

Butte County is seeking North State residents to be a part of the action and serve at the polls on Election Day, Tuesday June 7, 2016.

Poll workers receive a stipend ranging from $175 - $130, depending on the assignment.

The positions available are: Precinct Inspector, Voting System Specialist, Chief Inspector, Traffic Director, or Clerk.

Once assigned to a position, volunteers are required to attend class room training in Oroville.

Some duties require poll workers have a reliable vehicle, pick up equipment Saturday before Election Day, set up polling place on the day before the election, complete closing the polls paper work, deliver ballots and equipment to local receiving center.

On Election Day all poll workers work approximately 16 hours. Split shifts are available.

To be a poll worker, you must be a registered voter in California.

For an application, contact Butte County-Onestop Employment Center, Oroville at 538-7301, or Chico at 879-3743.

Candace Grubbs urges students who are 16 years of age or older with a GPA of 2.5 or better, and who have permission from a parent and teacher, to take part in this election. Students who work the polls learn the elections process, rights and responsibilities of voters, and the importance of participating in the electoral process.

Students who work at the polls will be appointed to serve as a Voting System Specialist, Traffic Director, or Clerk, despite his/her lack of eligibility to vote. Student Poll Worker program applications are available online at precinctservices@buttecounty.net or at the Butte County Clerk-Recorder Elections Division, 155 Nelson Avenue, in Oroville


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