Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Assistant Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
(Redwood City, CA) Mark Church, San Mateo County’s Chief Elections Officer and Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder announced that the Registration & Elections Division will train approximately 240 Vote Center Representatives for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election, including 300 Student Vote Center Ambassadors. Vote Center Representatives will staff the 42 Vote Centers located throughout San Mateo County.
To become a Vote Center Representative, apply online at www.smcacre.org/election-workers under the Vote Center Representative tab. Vote Center Representatives must attend a two-day training that will include hands-on interaction with election technology and software used to issue ballots.
Vote Center Representatives will receive $19.88 per hour. There are multiple time commitments available for applicants, including working at a 30-Day Vote Center, 11-Day Vote Center, or a 4-Day Vote Center. The Vote Center Representative is a seasonal position that will end March 3, 2020.
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 be compensated $140 for their work, which includes the $25 they will receive for attending the training.
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.
All-Mailed Ballot – Vote Center Election Model for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election
The March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election will be the fourth election San Mateo County conducts under the California Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) model. It is the first Presidential Primary Election to be held under the VCA.
Traditional polling places have been replaced by Vote Centers, which will be open for voting for an extended period, and which will offer expanded voter services, including voter registration, multilingual assistance, and disabled access voting options. Every registered voter will also receive a Vote by Mail Ballot, which voters can return with no postage required in any mailbox or into secure county ballot drop boxes located throughout the county.