Be A Poll Worker, Make $145 Bucks!

The San Francisco Department of Elections is looking for poll workers for the upcoming June election.

The city hires about 2,500 poll workers to hold an election and is looking for retired residents, high school students and any other civic-minded residents over the age of 18 to help operate polling places throughout the city for the June 3 election.

To become a poll worker, volunteers must attend a training class before the election.

Those chosen to work on Election Day will be assigned to a location for the one-day assignment. Workers are compensated between $145 and $195, depending on assigned duties.

The department is hoping to hire more bilingual residents who speak Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean or Japanese, along with English.

To apply, interested applicants must go to the Poll Worker Hiring Office at City Hall in person. The hiring office, located at the Department of Elections, is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

More information can be found online at

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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