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Be a Student Election Worker
Posted 12/3/19

Dear Parent/Guardian:

With your permission, your child’s high school and the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk would like to encourage your child to volunteer as a student election worker for the upcoming March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.


All students who are placed are required to attend a 6 - 8 hour training session prior to their assignment. Students will serve with other members of your community at the vote center. Students are expected to be present at the vote center from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and/or 6 a.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. on Election Day. If a student chooses to serve over the weekend(s) they must serve on both Saturday and Sunday. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from training and the vote center on their assigned day(s). For the convenience of both students and parents, students are assigned to a vote center in close proximity to their home or school.


In addition to gaining an invaluable learning experience about the democratic process, students receive $100 each day they serve as an election worker and an additional $80 bonus for attending a mandatory 6 - 8 hour training class. The stipend is mailed 4-6 weeks following the election.


Rewards of Student Election Worker Program:

  • Hands-on introduction to the democratic process
  • Students can earn community/service learning credit
  • Students are more likely to become lifelong voters
  • Students can earn from $180 up to $580 depending on days they choose to serve
  • Student participation looks great on college/scholarship applications and resumes
  • Students gain satisfaction from helping out their community


In order to be considered for this program, students must complete the attached Student Election Worker Application and obtain parent and teacher signatures. The application must be returned to the teacher or College/Career Center for transmittal to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk as soon as possible. If for some reason your child is unable to participate after they have been assigned to a vote center, please have your child call our office immediately. If you have any questions or concerns about the Student Election Worker Program, please call Joseph Canal at (562) 462-2840. We look forward to your child's participation!

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