Only a month out from Election Day, there’s still a desperate need for volunteers to staff the polls at hundreds of sites throughout the South Bay.
Santa Clara County’s Registrar of Voters (ROV) needs more than 2,000 election officers to serve at 836 polling places. At least half must be bilingual, preferably fluent in Spanish and Chinese. Also needed are volunteers who speak Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer and Korean.
“Now is a critical time, and residents can help by volunteering to work at the polls as election officers,” ROV Shannon Bushey said. “We hope that residents will consider lending a hand in conducting the election and supporting democracy.”
Volunteers do earn a stipend of up to $200 for their work, which spans the entire day and requires training beforehand.
Election officers must be either citizens registered to vote, legal permanent residents or high school students aged 16 or older with a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
To sign up, visit www.sccvote.org or call any of the numbers listed below.
English, Japanese, Korean or Khmer: 408.299.7655
High schoolers: 408.282.3091