Many Long-Term and Short-Term Positions Available
March 16, 2022

(Redwood City, CA) The June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election is fast approaching, and the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is seeking qualified candidates for various 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 300 Representatives to operate 45 Vote Centers throughout the county for the 2022 Primary Election.  “Interest in the Primaries 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 May 9,” said Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer and Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.  “We seek multilingual 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.

A Vote Center Representative is a seasonal position that will receive $21.65 per hour and work at a 4-Day Vote Center.

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 to a Vote Center.  They will earn $280 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 as 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 June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election.  Couriers will be paid $100 for training and working on election night.  Mileage reimbursement is $.585 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 couriers@smcacre.org

Vote Center Volunteers
The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is currently recruiting volunteers to help staff 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 is historically our busiest day, Election Day, Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

Volunteers will earn $280.00 for their day of service and for attending training on the elections process.  For additional information, please email votecenters@smcacre.org or call 650-655-6205.  

Voting Period Begins May 9 and Ends on June 7
San Mateo County’s registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail in May.  Three of the 45 Vote Centers for the June election open on May 9 for in-person voting.  For more information on the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election, please call or text 650.312.5222, visit www.smcacre.org or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.

Related Contacts

Mark Church

Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer
555 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1665Get Directions
Phone:
650.363.4988

Jim Irizarry

Asst. Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Asst. Chief Elections Officer
555 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1665Get Directions
Phone:
650.363.4988