San Diego looking for poll workers as election approaches

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - With the state primary election two weeks away, the San Diego Registrar of Voters is still in search of additional poll workers, especially those who can speak several specific languages.

According to Registrar of Voters officials, poll workers who can speak Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog (Filipino) and Vietnamese are needed for the upcoming June 5 election. The office is also hoping to bring in poll workers who are bilingual in Arabic and Korean.

The Registrar of Voters is required to provide bilingual speakers and voting materials for voters who speak the aforementioned languages.

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Poll workers, officials said, are given a $100 to $176 stipend for their work -- depending on their assignment. Workers who are bilingual receive an extra $15 if they are assigned to provide language assistance to voters.

Anyone interested in becoming a poll worker must be a permanent U.S. citizen and registered to vote in California. Completion of an online training course and two-hour in-person course is also required.

More information on how to become a poll worker can be found at www.sdvote.com/pollworkers. You can also call 858-565-5800 or email pollworker@sdcounty.ca.gov for additional info.

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