Become an Election Worker

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections


The Marin County Elections Department is always looking for people committed to the democratic process who can serve at a vote center, especially those that can speak Chinese, Spanish, or Vietnamese. Election workers must be able to read and write English.

Election workers use computers to look up voters and issue ballots. They also help the site coordinator to open and close the vote center. Training is provided before each election.

Responsibilities and expectations:

  • Attend a mandatory training class.
  • Set up and store laptops at vote center daily.
  • Assist Vote Center Coordinator where needed, including monitoring the ballot box and voter waiting areas, and helping keep the vote center clean.
  • Assist voters with check-in and ballot printing using laptop computers.
  • Be available to work at a vote center for four days.
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to vote center opening and leave when directed by the Coordinator.
  • Provide your own transportation to and from the vote center.
  • Treat all voters with courtesy and helpfulness.

The current stipend rate is $725 and includes:

  • $25 for mandatory training
  • $150 each day for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
  • $250 for Tuesday, Election Day