Becoming a Poll Worker

The Shasta County Elections encourages all citizens to become involved in the election process.  One of the most rewarding ways to do this is to become an Election Day poll worker.

When making 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.

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Printable Poll Worker Application

Poll Worker Requirements

· A US Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident.
· A registered voter of California
· At least 18 years of age (or 16 if a high school student)

Election Day Expectation

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

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.

Bilingual Poll Workers

We’re always in need of bilingual workers. Serve voters by providing language assistance.

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Student Poll Workers

High school students have the opportunity to participate in the election process by serving as poll workers. Through our Student Poll Worker Program, students receive a stipend, can fulfill community service requirements, and add experience to their resume. While students may learn the basics of democracy in the classroom, this invaluable election training and real-life experience will lay the foundation for a lifetime of civic involvement and responsibility.

To participate, a high school student must:

·       Be 16 years of age at the time of the election.

·       Have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

·       Obtain written permission from a parent/guardian.

·       Obtain written permission from the school principal or vice principal.

·       Complete poll worker training.

To apply, fill out the  application, print it, and mail it to our office at 1643 Market Street, Redding. Student Poll Worker Application.

County Employees

Shasta County employees can volunteer as a poll worker on Election Day. In addition to an employee’s regular pay, the participant will receive the poll worker stipend.

City Employees

City employees can volunteer as a poll worker on Election Day.