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About Election Workers

Election Worker

Do you want to help your community on Election Day? Apply online to one of our election worker programs today! It's quick and easy!

Apply Online to become a Community Election Worker Today!

You can also apply to be an election worker by mail or in person with a paper application.

What is an Election Worker?

An election worker is an essential component to every vote center location on Election Day. There are two different types of election workers: Inspectors and Clerks. While Inspectors serve as supervisors for vote centers, Clerks assist with a variety of conventional tasks. Both are paid a stipend for their time. Vote Center locations typically staff four to six election workers on Election Day.

Election Worker Eligibility

To become an election worker in Los Angeles County, you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older (unless participating in the Student Election Worker Program)
  • A resident of California
  • A United States citizen registered to vote or a legal permanent resident (green card holder)

Election Workers must be available between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to set up the vote center, provide assistance to voters and conduct vote center closing procedures.

Volunteer Election Workers must comply with legal restrictions imposed upon them including, but not limited to, restraining orders, restrictions imposed on registered sex offenders, or any other prohibitions or limitations on their presence at voting locations and must notify the County immediately if they are prohibited from serving at their assigned voting location.

Volunteer Elections Workers are subject to all applicable public health orders, mandates, statutes, rules, regulations, protocols, policies and procedures required by Federal, state, and local authorities, or by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk relating to the COVID-19 coronavirus. This includes, but is not limited to, requiring applicants to provide proof of the COVID-19 vaccination.

If you need election worker assistance, call (800) 815-2666, option 7.

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