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Pollworkers still needed for Tuesday's LA elections

May 16,2017 06:19

There's a last-minute scramble to recruit workers to staff polling places for Tuesday's election, especially those who speak Spanish, Los Angeles city clerk officials said Monday afternoon. The City Clerk's Office has about 80 percent of the 5,400 poll ...



By Elizabeth Chou, Los Angeles Daily News

There’s a last-minute scramble to recruit workers to staff polling places for Tuesday’s election, especially those who speak Spanish, Los Angeles city clerk officials said Monday afternoon.
The City Clerk’s Office has about 80 percent of the 5,400 poll-workers they hope to have deployed citywide on election day, according to the Clerk Clerk’s spokeswoman, Sandra Mendoza.
“When it’s not an open mayoral election, and it’s not a presidential election, it’s a challenge” to staff up, Mendoza said.
Anyone interested in being clerks at polling places throughout the city, and getting paid $140 for the day, have until end of the day to sign-up, Mendoza said.
Pollworkers need to be pre-approved and vetted, before they can be assigned to a polling place, she said.
The City Clerk’s Office is especially in need of pollworkers who can speak Spanish.
Interested pollworkers must be 18 years or older. People who are eligible to vote are preferred, but those who are here as legal permanent residents can also work. The poll working hours are from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
To find out about becoming a pollworker, call (213) 978-0363 or the toll free number (866) 899-8683.
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