Santa Barbara Co. in 'urgent' need of poll workers for primary election

Posted at 2:40 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 19:21:40-05

Santa Barbara County says it's in urgent need of poll workers for the March 3 Presidential Primary Election.

Those who work at a polling place receive a stipend of $180 to $240 for Election Day and to attend training.

Training begins Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The Registrar of Voters says they need at least 26 volunteers.

Those who want to be poll workers must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered voter in the State of California or lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States, as specified, and who is otherwise eligible to register to vote, except for his or her lack of United States citizenship
  • Be able to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Be available to serve Election Day (March 3) from approximately 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. or until all of the closing procedures have been completed
  • Be available to attend a mandatory training class

To learn more about becoming a poll worker in Santa Barbara County, click here.

To learn how to become a poll worker in San Luis Obispo County, click here.