19 Days and Counting – The Registrar Needs a Variety of Poll Workers

Poll workers are still in demand for the June 5 Presidential Primary Election. The Registrar of Voters needs a variety of positions filled.

A high demand remains for bilingual workers especially those who speak Chinese and Vietnamese. Chinese speaking workers are needed for the Del Mar Heights, Carmel Valley and University City areas and Vietnamese speaking workers are needed in Escondido.


In addition, the Registrar needs standby workers to fill in for people who drop out at the last minute. The need is especially great in the neighborhoods listed below:   



Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Clairemont, Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos, Poway, Santee, Pt. Loma


Carmel Valley, Del Dios, Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos, Scripps Ranch, La Jolla, University City


Del Dios, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, San Carlos, El Cajon, Encanto, Paradise Hills, Chula Vista, Otay, San Ysidro  


Clairemont, Mira Mesa, Linda Vista, Poway, Lakeside, Encanto, Spring Valley


Del Dios, Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos, San Carlos, Navajo, Encanto, El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Nestor, Chula Vista, Normal Heights, City Heights, Otay


Poll workers receive a stipend ranging from $75 to $175 depending on the assignment and those who are bilingual receive an additional $15 if they are assigned to provide language assistance to voters. Poll workers can be assigned to neighborhoods other than their own.


Interested poll workers must be U.S. citizens, registered or eligible to be registered voters in the state of California and have transportation to their assigned polling location. Depending on the job assignment, they may need access to the Internet for online training and attend a two-hour class.


It is easy to apply, just go online at SDVOTE.com. For more information, call (858) 565-5800 or email Pollworker@sdcounty.ca.gov 

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact