In putting out a call Monday for pollworkers, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office noted volunteers “play a huge role on Election Day to ensure the continued success of democracy and to the election process.”
Register-Recorder Dean Logan said more than 22,000 pollworkers are needed.
Volunteers typically work 14 to 15 hours on Election Day. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Pollworkers are required to arrive between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. to prepare materials. Closing the polls and related duties take about an hour, according to information provided to potential volunteers at lavote.net.
Pollworkers assist voters signing in, issue ballots and account for ballots at the end of the day.
Volunteer inspectors, responsible for the overall operation of a polling place, are paid $100 for the day, $50 for picking up materials in advance and $25 for attending training. Volunteer clerks are paid $80 for the day and $25 for training.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, California residents and at least 18 years old. Anyone interested can apply online at lavote.net or call (800) 815- 2666, option 7.
—City News Service