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Poll Workers Still Needed for June 3rd Vote

Oceanside CA- Time is running short and poll workers, especially those who are bilingual in any one of eight specific languages, are still needed for the June 3 Gubernatorial Primary Election. The Registrar’s office is required by federal law to provide bilingual speakers and voting materials to voters who speak Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese. A recent survey by the University of California, Berkeley showed a need for speakers of Khmer, Japanese, Korean and Hindi at about 20 precincts so the Registrar’s office is also recruiting poll workers bilingual in those languages for the June 3 election.

The Registrar also needs standby poll workers who can be assigned on short notice. Standbys who can also speak a second language are in demand too. Poll workers receive a stipend ranging from $75 to $175 depending on the assignment, and 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 the State of California or must be Permanent Residents in the United States and have transportation to their assigned polling location; they will also need access to the Internet to complete an online training and attend a two-hour class.

Bilingual poll workers are needed in these neighborhoods: Alpine, Campo, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Clairemont, Del Dios, Del Mar Heights, El Cajon, Encanto, Encinitas, Escondido, Fairbanks, Fallbrook, Helix, Jamacha, Jamul, Julian, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lakeside, Linda Vista, Mira Mesa, National City, Navajo, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Paradise Hills, Pomerado, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, Rolando Redwood, Santee, San Marcos, South Bay, South San Diego, Spring Valley, UTC, Valle De Oro, Vista.

Prospective poll workers can apply online at SDVOTE.com. For more information, call (858) 565-5800 or email Pollworker@sdcounty.ca.gov. Please note the Registrar of Voters office has moved and the new address is 5600 Overland Ave., San Diego, 92123.

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