Election Materials Courier Application Form


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. 


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.


  • 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.


Election Materials Courier Application Form

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Training Sign-up

All training sessions will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams (a link will be sent upon confirmation). Training is mandatory. Training is mandatory. Please provide your top three choices for a mandatory training session listed below.