Election Jobs

Overview

Election Jobs

The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division currently has multiple career opportunities available! Below you will find details about each available position including job summaries, salaries, duties, requirements, and how to apply. 

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Election Vote Center Representative (Extra-Help, Seasonal)

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of one year of general clerical, office assistant, phone services or computer experience, and a close attention to detail. Vote Center hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily during the period of operation, including weekends and holidays, and 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Election Day. These positions may require evening work assignments. 

The position requires basic addition and subtraction. Vote Center representatives must be proficient in the operation of a computer and computer software and applications. 

Applicants with experience as Poll Workers or Vote Center Representatives are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Critical skills for all Vote Center positions include the ability to prioritize work, coordinate several activities, organize and maintain accurate files and records, and understand and carry out oral and written directions.

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Election Worker – Office Assistant (Extra-Help, Seasonal)
(Closing 10/20/2020 11:59 p.m. Pacific)

Ideal clerical support and customer service candidates will have a minimum of one year of general clerical, office assistant, phone services, or computer experience. Outreach services candidates will have strong public speaking abilities and are bilingual in at least one of the above listed languages. Voting equipment candidates will have attention to detail and be able to lift and carry materials weighing more than 50 pounds. Office assistants able to work multiple elections are preferred. Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. These positions may require weekend and evening work assignments. 

Critical skills for all election worker office assistant positions include the ability to prioritize work, coordinate several activities, organize and maintain accurate files and records, and understand and carry out oral and written directions. 

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Elections Warehouse Technician/Field Technician (Extra-Help, Seasonal)
(Closing 10/5/2020 11:59 p.m. Pacific)

Ideal warehouse technicians/field technicians will have a minimum of one year of computer experience or education and experience in fast-paced manual labor. Preferred candidates will have attention to detail and be able to lift and carry materials weighing more than 50 pounds. All candidates should be comfortable driving for assignments as necessary. Drivers will either use county vehicles or be reimbursed for their mileage. Ability to work multiple elections is preferred. Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. These positions may require weekend and evening work assignments. 

Critical skills for all election worker office assistant positions include the ability to prioritize work, coordinate several activities, organize and maintain accurate files and records, and understand and carry out oral and written directions.

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Election Materials Courier

Job Summary

To ensure the secure and efficient return of election materials to the Registration & Elections Division after the close of Vote Centers. 

Salary

Drivers: $85.00 and Mileage Reimbursement at a rate of $0.575 per mile*
Attendants: $85.00
Training: $15.00
Note: County employees will receive payment through payroll check

*Mileage is only reimbursed for travel from Vote Centers to Elections Office. 

Major Duties

  • A face mask is required to enter a voting location and will be provided if needed.
  • It is REQUIRED that each team call the Registration & Elections Division on Election Day between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to confirm their attendance that night. 
  • Each team is to report to their first assigned location at 8:00 p.m. or sooner.
  • Each team is to offer assistance to the Voter Center Representatives.
  • Each team is to pick up election materials from their assigned locations.
  • Each team must update the Registration & Elections Division on the following:
    (1) departure from a location.
    (2) if any problems arise.
  • Once all assigned materials are collected and reported to the Registration & Elections Division, each team is to deliver everything to:

Registration & Elections Division
40 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA 94402

  • Duration of assignments are estimated to be 2.5 hours; however, couriers are required to wait for all election materials to be prepared prior to leaving the Vote Center.

Requirements

  • Drivers are required to:
  1. be at least 18 years of age;
  2. have a good driving record;
  3. have a vehicle that locks (no open trucks); 
  4. have the ability to carry at least four (4) 18” ballot boxes; and
  5. be able to work until midnight or later on Election Day. Each team will pick up at least two sets of election materials. The actual box dimensions are:
    • Four Blue Ballot Boxes (minimum): 18” Wide x 18” High x 10” Deep
  • Couriers are expected to have the ability to:
    • Lift up to 35 lbs
    • Assist busy Vote Centers with voting operations
    • Patiently wait for Vote Center Representatives to prepare materials
    • Behave in a professional manner
    • Provide excellent customer service

Please complete the application form below.

For questions, please contact us at couriers@smcacre.org or 650.312.5222.

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Join Student Democracy Program

Student Democracy Program

 

What is Student Democracy Program?

Student Democracy Program is the San Mateo County Student Vote Center Ambassadors Program aimed at giving high school students an inside look at American democracy in action. Student Vote Center Ambassadors are essential members of the Election Day team, assisting voters and participating in Vote Center operations.

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Vote Center Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election.

Volunteer positions have been filled. We are no longer accepting applications.

Help spread the word about the upcoming election by sharing our Elections page regarding registering to vote, voting by mail and early voting: www.smcvote.org.