High School Students Invited To Serve as County Elections Officers
Students can apply to get firsthand experience at the polls

Archive Press Release

Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Assistant Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

(Redwood City, CA) The invitation has gone out for high school students in the Menlo Park and Atherton area to participate in San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division’s student election officer program for the March 7, 2017 Menlo Park City Elementary School District Special Election.

“Student Election Officers are valuable members of the Election Day team and this is an exciting opportunity for them to witness democracy in action in their own community,” said Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder for San Mateo County.

The program, called democracyLIVE!, was established to give students a greater awareness of the election process and the rights and responsibilities of voters while serving their community as Election Officers.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  • Residents or students in San Mateo County
  • Sixteen years of age or older
  • Hold a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Have the written permission of their parents (or guardians) and school

Training and Stipend

Participants will receive training in advance of the election. Student Election Officers receive a stipend ranging from $115.00 to $140.00 for the day, plus $25.00 for the time in the training if they serve on Election Day. Spanish and Chinese language speakers are encouraged to join.

To learn more about democracyLIVE! or apply, contact Program Coordinator Karla Gallegos at 650-312-5292, email democracylive@smcare.org, or visit www.shapethefuture.org/electionofficers/democracylive.

For more information about the March 7, 2017 Menlo Park City Elementary School District Special Election, please call 650.312.5222, visit www.shapethefuture.org or follow @smcvote on Twitter.


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