Volunteer to be a student election worker

Cristal Rincon

Entertainment Editor

As the presidential election approaches, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder encourages students aged 16 and up to volunteer for the Student Election Worker Program. 

Those who apply to be a Student Election Worker will be given a three day work schedule and get the opportunity to receive a hands-on introduction to the democratic process, as well as earn community service credit that looks great on college or scholarship applications. In addition to the learning experience, students will earn $80 for attending mandatory five hour training and $100 for each day worked. 

Specific responsibilities of a Student Election Worker include opening up and closing the Voting Center you’ve been assigned to, processing voters throughout the day, and answering any questions the voters may have. Due to the pandemic, workers will also have to frequently sanitize work items, and provide confirmation of self-screening for daily sign-in.

In order to be considered for this program, students must have a GPA of at least 2.5, be U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, and complete the Student Election Worker Application that can be found in the College Center Schoology Group. The application requires a parent and teacher signature, and should be emailed to Ms. Pinedo for final approval at: alyssa.pinedo@lausd.net

For additional information and links to a packet, brochure, and flyer, visit: www.lavote.net/home/voting-elections/pollworker-information/become-an-election-worker/student-pollworker-program

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