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San Mateo County seeking poll workers, pay starts at $22

The County of San Mateo is hiring numerous positions to assist with the Nov. 8 election.
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As the November election approaches, the County of San Mateo has a number of paid positions up for grabs.

San Mateo County’s Registration and Elections Division is seeking candidates for a variety of roles that will assist with the preparation for the general election on Nov. 8. 

The roles are short-term and start with a wage of $22.30 an hour. Positions include:

  • Office Administration
  • Vote center representative 
  • Warehouse and field technician ($26.37 an hour)
  • Office Specialist ($26.77 an hour)

Vote Centers are open throughout the county for up to a month before election day. Therefore, the county has immediate openings that will operate Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

All positions are paid, including roles deemed ‘vote center volunteers’. These volunteers can earn up to $280 for working on election day and attending a training session.

Anyone interested may apply for these positions. Election organizers will screen all applications, and eligible candidates will be called for an interview.

The county is particularly seeking candidates with fluency in a second language, such as Burmese, Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Tagalog/Filipino.  

For additional information or to apply for a position, click here. Computer access is always available for free at any San Mateo County Library.

Additionally, residents can visit to register to vote or check their registration status here