Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Assistant Chief Elections Officer & Assistant Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
(Redwood City, CA) The November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election is fast approaching, and the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is seeking qualified candidates for a variety of election positions.
These positions will perform various tasks ranging from assisting visitors at Vote Centers to testing election equipment and processing ballots. Positions include Vote Center Representatives, Student Vote Center Ambassadors, Election Materials Couriers
, and Vote Center Volunteers.
If you know anyone who may be interested in working in the upcoming election, please refer them to our website at www.smcacre.org/election-jobs.
Vote Center Representatives
San Mateo County will recruit a team of approximately 500 Representatives to operate 45 Vote Centers throughout the county for the 2022 General Election. “Interest in the election doesn’t always occur until close to Election Day, but we need to encourage people to apply now and train early to be ready to work when the voting period begins on October 10,” said Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer and Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. “We seek multi
-lingual staff to work at our Vote Centers, particularly those who speak Spanish, Chinese, Filipino, Burmese, Hindi, Japanese , or Korean.”
To become a Vote Center Representative, apply online at www.smcacre.org/election-vcr . Vote Center Representatives must attend a two-day training: one day online, one day hands-on interaction with election technology and software used to issue ballots.
Vote Center Representatives will receive $22.30 per hour and work at a 4-Day Vote Center. This is a seasonal position that will end November 9, 2022.
Student Vote Center Ambassador Program
In addition to Vote Center Representatives, San Mateo County Elections will also be recruiting Student Vote Center Ambassadors to assist in the operation of Vote Centers on Election Day. Students will have to attend a three-hour training and be assigned a Vote Center to work at. They will earn a $280 stipend for their day of service and for attending training on the elections process.
Eligible students must be 16 years old or older, have at least a 2.5 GPA, be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S., and must get written permission from both a parent/guardian as well their school. Interested students should apply here: www.smcacre.org/student-democracy-program.
Election Materials Couriers
Couriers help with returning election materials from Vote Centers throughout San Mateo County on the night of the November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election. Couriers will be paid $125 for training and working on election night. Mileage reimbursement is $ .625 per mile.
If you or anyone you know is interested, you may apply online at www.smcacre.org/election-materials-courier-application-form. For more information, call us at 650.312.5222 or email us at email@example.com.
Vote Center Volunteers
The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is currently recruiting volunteers to help staff our 45 Vote Centers located throughout the County. Outside, volunteers will staff our curbside ballot boxes while inside, volunteers will sanitize equipment in-between voters on what are historically our busiest day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Volunteers will earn $280 for their day of service and for attending training on the elections process. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-655-6205.
Voting Period Begins October 10 and Ends on November 8
San Mateo County’s registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail in October. Official Ballot Drop Boxes will open by noon on October 10. Early in-person voting period starts October 11, with Vote Centers opening in San Mateo, Redwood City and South San Francisco. For more information on the November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election, please call or text 650.312.5222, visit www.smcacre.org or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.org.