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Registered to Vote in LA County? Apply to be a Poll Worker

The Los Angeles City Clerk is seeking poll workers for the March 5 and May 21 elections. Those selected can earn $80 to $100 in stipends.

Poll workers are needed to staff voting locations for the Los Angeles city elections on March 5 and May 21.

The Election Division needs 6,240 poll workers for the two elections at locations in the city, Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Community College District.

There are two categories of workers.

Inspectors receive a $100 stipend and are paid an additional $25 to attend a mandatory training class and $50 for picking up and dropping off supplies and voting equipment.

Clerks are paid an $80 stipend and $25 for attending the required training class.

To be a poll worker, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, registered to vote in Los Angeles County, at least 18 years old on election day, and able to speak, read and write English. 

Election officials are especially in need of poll workers who are bilingual in English and one of nine languages, including Armenian, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai or Vietnamese. 

To sign up, applicants can call the Election Division's poll worker hotline at 866-899-8683 or 213-978-0363. Those interested can also go online for an application on the division's website. Click on "Pollworkers" on the left for information on applying.

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