The staff at the Clerk-Recorder's Office works hundreds of extra hours to prepare for each election, but on election morning, the process is turned over to precinct workers to administer. We need qualified personnel to serve voters who go to the polls on Election Day. Specific examples of what you will be doing include:
- Before Election Day, attend training & pick up your supplies
- Election Day, arrive at 6:00AM to set up
- Assist voters when signing in
- Issue ballots to voters and accept ballots from vote-by-mail voters
- Close the polls
- Account for ballots & pack up supplies
- Deliver the voted ballots & supplies to a central collection point
While most group members admit it is a more complicated process than they first imagined, they have also expressed a great satisfaction at contributing to an important piece of American democracy.
Click here for more information on Precinct Worker Programs
Click here to view the March 5, 2024, Precinct Worker Training Presentation
Click here to view the March 5, 2024, Precinct Inspector Training Slides
Inspector's Manual for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election
Who can use this service?
A precinct worker must be either a registered voter in California or a permanent legal resident of the United States. To apply, complete our application form here.
If you are a high school student looking to participate, please contact us at 805-781-4989 or [email protected]. You can also complete and submit (via email) the Student Poll Worker Application.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available anytime throughout the year at the Clerk-Recorder office in San Luis Obispo during regular business hours except during County-observed holidays. To apply, complete our application form here. For more information, please call the Clerk-Recorder office at (805) 781-4989 or email [email protected].
Location, directions and hours of operation
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1055 Monterey Street Suite D120 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Tel: (805) 781-5080
Fax: (805) 781-1111