More Than 800 Election Officers Still Needed In Santa Clara County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                      CONTACT:   Shannon Bushey

October 20, 2014                                                                                                                                                                                Registrar of Voters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (408) 282-3008

More Than 800 Election Officers Still Needed In Santa Clara County

Volunteers Earn a Stipend of $95 or More!

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. -- With just two weeks until the November 4th General Election, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ Office is still looking for over 800 Election Officers to serve at polling places on Election Day. 

Election Officers are paid a $95 stipend for volunteering at the polls and can earn extra for attending training or providing bilingual assistance.

“Now is the time to help serve your community by volunteering to be an Election Officer.  Being an Election Officer is one way of supporting democracy in our community.  Paid training is still available and offered in numerous areas of the County," said Shannon Bushey, Registrar of Voters.

Election Officers are needed to serve throughout the County, but especially in the northern part of the County, including Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale. There is also a great need for bilingual Election Officers fluent in Chinese, Spanish, and Tagalog.

This election requires staffing 834 polling locations in 9 languages throughout the county. Bilingual Election Officers must be fluent in English and one of the following languages: Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, or one of the newly added languages, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, or Korean.

Anyone who can spare a day and would like to participate in the democratic process is encouraged to contact the Registrar of Voters’ Office immediately, as remaining training dates are limited. Election Officers must be either registered to vote in the state of California or a legal permanent resident.

To volunteer to be an Election Officer, call (408) 299-POLL [7655] or sign up online at

For more information, call:

English:                                 (408) 299-POLL [7655]

Spanish:                                (408) 282-3095

Vietnamese:                          (408) 282-3097

Chinese:                                (408) 282-3086

Tagalog:                                 (408) 282-3089

Hindi:                                    (408) 282-3199

High School Students:       (408) 282-3091

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