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 Students Can Earn Community Service as Poll Workers

The High School Student Poll Worker Program encourages high school students to serve as poll workers for the gubernatorial primary election June 5. 

To be eligible, students must be 16 by June 5, have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. The County of San Diego also requires students to obtain written permission from their school and a parent or guardian and to complete four hours of training.

Student poll workers who complete their election day training and assignment will receive:

  • A signed certificate for up to 21 hours of community service
  • A stipend of $100 to $145 for self or their school (depending on district policy) 
  • Additional $15 stipend if assigned to a bilingual (Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese) position

High schools must have a teacher liaison for the student poll worker program in order for students to apply. Applications are due April 18.

For more information, visit the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters website or contact Vicki Starke at 858-505-7228.