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April 29, 2014 > Volunteers needed at the polls

Volunteers needed at the polls

Submitted By Supervisor Dave Cortese

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters is looking for volunteers to help out at the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, June 3, 2014, and Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Although the jobs are described as volunteer, if you attend a training class and work on either Election Day, you can earn stipends of up to $180. In addition to English speakers, the Registrar is looking for volunteers who speak Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

Here are the details:
* Election Officer: To sign up to be an election officer, you need to be at least 18 years old, a registered voter or a legal permanent resident of the United States. Clerks can earn stipends of $95 to $125, and Inspectors will receive $150 to $180.
* Student Election Officer: If youÕre 16 and older, you can volunteer for the Student Election Officer Program. You also need to be a U.S. Citizen and have a GPA of at least 2.5. Stipends are $130 for a full day, and $82.50 for a half day.
* Other Jobs: ÊYou also may earn stipends as a courier to distribute or pick up materials and ballots or as an emergency support staff member on Election Day and Night. ÊStipends range from $50 to $80 for most of these assignments. Emergency support staff working on June 3rd can earn $10 an hour.

For more information and an application, call (408) 282-3063.

Of course, the most important thing you can do on Election Day is vote. The last day to register to vote for the June 3 election is May 19, 2014.Ê You can register online at or call 408-299-VOTE (8683). The last day to request a Vote by Mail Ballot is May 27, 2014.

For more information, visit the Registrar of Voters website or call (408) 299-8683 or toll free 1- (866) 430-8683. You can also call my office at (408) 299-5030 or email me at

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