News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
650-329-2607
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

5/8/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 05/08/2014
Subject :

Volunteers Still Needed to Staff Polls for June 3 Primary Election
Contact : Claudia Keith, Chief Communications Officer    650-329-2607
The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters is seeking volunteers for the upcoming June 3 Primary Election. With less than a month until the election, over 1,000 volunteers are still needed to serve as Election Officers. 

For the first time, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters is aiming to staff the polls with Election Officers fluent in Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, and Korean. This will require staffing 871 polling locations in nine languages throughout the county. Supporting more languages puts the county in need of more volunteers.

"We are building partnerships with more communities than ever before. If you have ever thought about being more involved with the democratic process, right now is a perfect time to take action," said Shannon Bushey, executive director of the SCC Registrar of Voters.

Election Officers are needed throughout the county, particularly those willing to serve in the areas of Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, and Stanford.  

Anyone who is registered to vote in the state of California or a legal permanent resident can become an Election Officer. Experience is not necessary and training will be provided. Volunteers are paid a stipend of $95 or more. They can also earn an extra stipend for bilingual skills. Bilingual Election Officers must be fluent in English and one of the following languages: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering to be an Election Officer can sign up by calling (408) 299-POLL [7655] or online at www.sccvote.org.




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