Bilingual Poll Workers Needed: Registrar - NBC 7 San Diego

Bilingual Poll Workers Needed: Registrar

There's an especially high demand for local poll workers who speak Chinese and Vietnamese



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    With the Nov. 6 Presidential General Election right around the corner, the Registrar of Voters still needs a variety of poll worker positions filled.

    According to an announcement from the Registrar on Friday, there’s a high demand for bilingual poll workers in San Diego – especially those who speak Chinese and Vietnamese.

    The need is especially great in certain local neighborhoods.

    The Registrar says they need bilingual poll workers who speak Chinese in Del Dios, Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos, Linda Vista, Del Mar Heights and University North.

    Poll workers who speak Filipino are wanted in the Del Dios area, and poll workers who speak Vietnamese are needed in Del Dios, Del Mar Heights, Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos, Poway, Linda Vista, El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley and Chula Vista.

    In addition, the Registrar of Voters needs English-speaking poll workers for the Encinitas and Carlsbad areas, as well as standby workers to fill-in for those who might drop out at the last minute.

    For their service, poll workers receive a stipend ranging from $75 to $175, depending on the assignment. Those who are bilingual receive an additional $15 if they’re assigned to provide language assistance to voters.

    Those who are interested in becoming a poll worker for the election must be U.S. Citizens and registered or eligible to be registered voters in California. They must also have reliable transportation to their assigned polling location.

    To apply to be a local poll worker, visit this website or call (858) 565-5800.

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