LA County Acting Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan said today that an additional 11,300 pollworkers are needed to staff polling places for the June 3, 2008 Primary Election. Logan said, “Pollworkers are an essential part of a successful election day. We have recruited over 18,000 pollworkers, but with the election less than one month away we are still in need of over 11,000 pollworkers.”
Recruitment has been especially difficult in the communities and areas of Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Canyon Country, Castaic, Encino, Lomita, Los Angeles (90026, 200929, 20024, 20025, 90026, 90027, 90045, and 91605), Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Playa Del Rey, Rancho Palos Verde, Santa Monica, Saugus, Sherman Oaks, Valencia, Venice, Winnetka and Woodland Hills.
Pollworkers must be available between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. to set up the polls, provide assistance to voters, and conduct poll closing procedures. Pollworkers are compensated $80 for working election day plus $25 for attending a 1-1/2 hour training session.
Training sessions are conducted throughout Los Angeles County in the days prior to the election. A schedule of classes, pollworker training videos, and training materials can be found on the RR/CC’s website www.lavote.net <http://www.lavote.net> under POLLWORKER INFO. Additionally, pollworker training videos are available at county libraries.
The RR/CC also needs bilingual pollworkers who can speak one or more of the following languages: Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, or Vietnamese. In addition, pollworkers who speak other languages such as Armenian, Russian and Cambodian are encouraged to help serve their communities. Those eligible to become pollworkers must be registered voters and residents of California.
Logan said, “Pollworkers serve on the frontline of democracy. Their commitment to public service is a tribute to them and their communities.” If interested in becoming a pollworker for the June 3rd Primary Election, please call the Polls Section of the RR/CC at 1-800-815-2666, option 7 or visit the RR/CC website at www.lavote.net.
Persons requiring multilingual assistance in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, or Vietnamese regarding information in the press release, may call (800) 481-8683.