The Department of Elections Invites San Franciscans to Volunteer as Poll Workers on Election Day, Tuesday, March 3

Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, January 14, 2020– The Department of Elections is actively recruiting people interested in serving as poll workers in the March 3 election.  

Poll workers are community volunteers who administer voting at neighborhood polling places on Election Day. For their service, poll workers receive a stipend ranging from $180 to $240, depending on the assignment.

“The Department expects the 2020 elections to be among the largest in the City’s history,” said Director John Arntz. “There is no better way to fully participate in these historically significant moments than supporting our community and being a poll worker!”

Each election, the Department recruits more than 2,000 volunteers to assist voters at the polls. Those who served as poll workers before as well as newly-recruited volunteers receive training and materials to make sure they are prepared to help voters on Election Day.

To become a poll worker, applicants may fill out an online application at, call the Department’s Poll Worker Recruitment Team at (415) 554-4395, or apply in person at the Department’s office in City Hall, Room 48.

In addition to recruiting poll workers, the Department is currently hiring temporary employees to assist with numerous tasks to be completed prior to, during, and after the election. The current listing of available positions is available on the Department of Human Resources’ website at


Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4375

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