Becoming a Poll Worker

Thank you for your interest in working on a precinct board in Shasta County . We recognize and appreciate that poll workers are volunteers. When you make this commitment, please keep in mind the serious nature of your promise. Your time and service ensures that members of your local community can exercise their constitutional right to vote.

Fill out and submit a Poll Worker Application. Once your application is approved, you will receive a postcard requesting your availability for the upcoming election. You will then be asked to complete one in-class training session before Election Day.

Why Volunteer to be a Poll Worker?
WE NEED YOU!
We serve over 94,000 voters.

IT’S PATRIOTIC!
Poll workers state the main reasons that they serve are to fulfill their civic responsibility and to support the democratic process.

IT’S EDUCATIONAL!
Poll workers attend an in-class training & learn what it takes to successfully administer an election that complies with both California and Federal Election Laws.

IT’S A CHANCE TO SEE NEIGHBORS/MEET NEW FRIENDS!

Poll workers say how much they enjoy seeing and assisting their neighbors and community members on Election Day.

IT’S A GREAT FUNDRAISER!
Poll workers can donate their stipend to their favorite organization, club, school, youth group, team, etc. A precinct board of 4 can donate $425.00 to the organization of their choice after working just one Election Day!

Poll Worker Requirements

· A US Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident.
· A registered voter of California
· At least 18 years of age

Election Day Information
Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.  Poll workers work from 6am until about 9pm, excluding lunch and breaks.

Each election Shasta County has between 60 to 100+ precinct boards, each precinct boards consist of about 4 poll workers:

1 – Inspector
1 – Assistant Inspector
2 – Clerks

Registrar of Voters Emergency Response Specialists (ROVERS), generally County employees,  are assigned several precincts to help resolve any critical issues occurring at polling sites on Election Day.

You are representing the county as a non-partisan Poll Worker. Therefore, conversations about political party activities or philosophies, observations about voting activities of individuals or groups, or any dialogue that is political in nature are not permitted within the polling site. Treat everyone with respect and dignity.