According to the ROV, residents who speak Chinese and Vietnamese are needed to help work poll sites. Bilingual poll worker volunteers can earn a stipend of $90 to $110 for their services.
To volunteer as a poll worker, one must be a U.S. citizen, a registered voter in California and be able to read and write in English. The ROV says poll worker orientation classes are available for Chinese and Vietnamese volunteers.
Currently, there are more than 2,000 volunteer poll workers signed up for San Diego's special election. The ROV still needs 50 more Chinese bilingual poll workers and 30 more Vietnamese bilingual poll workers for Nov. 19.
Mail ballot voting and early voting for the special election is already underway. A total of 572 polling places will be set up on Nov. 19 across San Diego neighborhoods.
The polling sites will remain open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to serve the more than 675,000 registered voters in the county.
To learn more about local poll worker positions, visit this FAQ page or call (858) 565-5800.