By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, April 11th, 2008 at 2:48 pm in 2008 June primary.
The Contra Costa County Elections Division needs residents willing to serve as pollworkers during the June 3 primary election.
The county needs to fill the jobs of inspectors and clerks in Alamo, Antioch, Brentwood, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pittsburg, Pinole, Richmond and Walnut Creek.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) workers are also needed.
A pollworker must be a registered voter although no prior experience is required.
Training classes are provided.
Inspectors receive a $100 stipend and clerks receive an $80 stipend for working Election Day.
Other stipends ranging from $5 to $20 are also paid for various duties such as attending class, picking up supplies and delivering ballots.
The county also hosts a pollworker program for high school students, where students who are least 16 years old with a 2.5 grade point average may work, receive the stipend and fulfill the community service requirements.
Service groups and non-profits are encouraged to adopt-a-poll and raise $500 or more for their organizations.
For information, call the Elections Division at 925-335-7800, option 3, or visit www.cocovote.us.