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Spanish-Speaking Poll Workers Needed for Ramona, County Says

Volunteers get stipends ranging from $75 to $175, and $15 extra for those fluent in other languages.

Spanish speakers are needed to work the polls in Ramona on Nov. 6, says the county Registrar of Voters Office.

Daily stipends range from $75 to $175, depending on assignment—and volunteers fluent in another language earn an extra $15, the county says.

Poll workers must be U.S. citizens, 18 and older, who have registered to vote in California. But an exception is made for students taking part in their High School Student Poll Worker Program.

San Diego County has a special need for poll workers fluent in Chinese, Filipino, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Poll workers serve from 5:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Election Day at some 1,650 poll sites across San Diego County.

According to the county, the need is greatest in these neighborhoods:  

English

Pacific Beach, Del Mar, Pomerado, University North (UTC, UCSD areas), University City.

Chinese

Del Dios, Encinitas, Rancho Peñasquitos, Mira Mesa, Poway.

Filipino

Del Dios, Oceanside, Chula Vista, Rancho Peñasquitos, Mira Mesa, Encanto, Paradise Hills, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Lakeside.

Spanish

Clairemont, Encanto, Paradise Hills, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Ramona, Jamul, Campo, Potrero, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee.

Vietnamese

Del Dios, Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista, Chula Vista, Rolando Redwood, City Heights, Nestor, San Ysidro, South Park, Clairemont, Linda Vista, Rancho Peñasquitos, Mira Mesa, Pomerado, Encanto, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, La Mesa.

Besides being 18 and voting citizens, poll workers must have transportation to their assigned location, the county says. Depending on the job, they may also need access to the Internet to complete an online training and attend a two-hour class.

To apply online as a poll worker, visit SDVOTE.com. An application and FAQ are also attached to this story as PDFs.

For more information, call 858-565-5800 or email pollworker@sdcounty.ca.gov.

Joe Minervini October 03, 2012 at 03:00 PM
.......Does China or Mexico provide English speaking poll workers in their countries ? My father got off a ship onto Ellis Island and decided he would learn English. He did it quickly, worked hard, opened businesses and retired when he was 51 yrs old. My Uncle died in North Africa in the U.S. Army during WWII; I served on a gunboat in Vietnam so that we could continue to be able to vote. "God Bless America !" Joe Minervini, I'm in the phone book.
Jason Helker October 03, 2012 at 07:27 PM
What the heck are you talking about? I Love America also but, I have no idea what you are trying to say? Listen, Miniverini is one of the leaders of the current ramona community planning group and this is the type of stuff they talk about. TIME TO VOTE OUT ALL OF THE INCUMBANTS? YUPPPPPPPP!!!!

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