City of L.A. Needs Poll Workers for 2017 Election

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Los Angeles City Clerk Holly L. Wolcott announced today that the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division is in need of approximately 2,000 additional poll workers to staff polls for the May 16, 2017 General Municipal Election. Of those, the Division is actively seeking 140 bilingual Korean and 740 bilingual Spanish poll workers. All poll worker positions earn stipends for their work on Election Day. Inspectors receive a $150 stipend, an additional $40 for attending a mandatory training class, and another $50 for picking up and dropping off polling place supplies and voting equipment. Clerks receive a $100 stipend and an additional $40 for attending a mandatory training class.

To be a poll worker, a person must be:

• At least 18 years old

• A California resident

• A United States Citizen registered to vote, or a Legal Permanent Resident

• Able to speak, read, and write English or be bilingual

• Recruited through the Election Division

Applicants may sign up by calling the Election Division’s Poll Worker Recruitment Hotline toll free at (866) 899-VOTE (8683) or locally at (213) 978-0363, or by sending an email to: clerk. electionpw@lacity.org. An online poll worker application is also available by visiting: clerk.lacity.org/elections/ poll-workers.

The Office of the City Clerk administers elections for the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and the Los Angeles Community College District. The City’s next regularly scheduled General Municipal Election (runoff) will be May 16 (for L.A. City Council and LAUSD races). More information can be found on the City Clerk’s election website at: clerk.lacity.org/elections.

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