Poll workers still needed for election day

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SAN DIEGO — The county of San Diego is still looking for poll workers to staff polling places for next week’s general election.

Poll workers are needed in Bostonia, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Encinitas, Poway, Santee, Solana Beach, and University City, according to the Registrar of Voters Office.

Also needed are bilingual workers — particularly those fluent in Chinese, Filipino, Spanish and Vietnamese — for polling places in numerous areas around the county.

According to the registrar’s office, poll workers receive a stipend ranging from $100 to $175 depending on the assignment. Those who are bilingual receive an additional $15 if they are assigned specifically to provide language assistance to voters.

Poll workers must be registered voters in California or be permanent residents in the U.S., and have transportation to their assigned polling location. They will also need access to the internet to complete online training and attend a two-hour class.

In Tuesday’s election, voters will choose a president and members of Congress and the California Legislature. Many local offices are up for grabs, and choices will be made on a large number of state and local ballot measures.

Prospective poll workers can apply online at sdvote.com. More information is available by calling (858) 565-5800 or sending an email to Pollworker@sdcounty.ca.gov.