Department of Elections Is Seeking Poll Workers for the November 6 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Monday, September 24, 2018–The Department of Elections is seeking individuals to serve as poll workers on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6.

To sign up to be poll workers, people can call (415) 554-4395 or apply in person at the Department of Elections in City Hall, Room 48.

As part of National Voter Registration Day, on Tuesday, September 25, the Department will hold several voter registration and poll worker recruitment events around the City. Join the Department’s Outreach Team at one of the events to sign up for a poll worker position and get information about the upcoming election!   

  • San Francisco Public Library – Parkside Branch 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
  • City College of San Francisco – Phelan Campus 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
  • San Francisco Public Library – Excelsior Branch 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • City College of San Francisco – Southeast Campus 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Mission High School – 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
  • San Francisco Public Library – Bayview Linda Brooks-Burton Branch 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Poll workers attend an in-person training prior to serving as Clerks or Inspectors on Election Day. Inspectors are responsible for bringing ballots and other voting materials to their assigned polling places on election morning and overseeing the Election Day operations at the sites. Clerks assist with a variety of tasks including: checking in voters, issuing ballots, answering voters’ questions, and handing out the “I Voted” stickers. For one day of service, poll workers receive a stipend ranging from $142 to $195, depending on the assignment.

For more information about volunteering as a poll worker, visit or call (415) 554-4395. 


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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