Placer experiencing shortage of poll workers; bilingual Spanish- and Korean-speaking volunteers also needed

Published on April 26, 2018

With just 40 days until the June 5 statewide primary election, the Placer County Elections Office is facing a shortage of volunteers to serve in 231 precincts throughout the county. More than 400 poll workers are still needed, including 100 bilingual volunteers.

“Now is a critical time, and residents can help by supporting democracy and work at the polls as poll workers. We hope that residents will consider lending a hand and contact us,” said Placer County Clerk, Recorder and Registrar of Voters Ryan Ronco. Ronco added that election officers are paid up to $120 for staffing polling places.

Bilingual election officers must be fluent in English and Spanish or Korean.

Eligible residents who would like to participate in the democratic process are encouraged to contact the Elections Office right away. Poll workers must be citizens who are registered to vote, legal permanent residents, or high school students aged 16 years or older with a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Experience is not necessary; all training is provided.

To volunteer to be a poll worker, sign up online or call 530-886-5650 or 1-800-824-8683.