MARTINEZ -- Contra Costa County seeks poll workers, especially bilingual ones, in all areas of the county for the Nov. 4 general election. Bilingual applicants are sought who speak English as well as any of the following languages: Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Hindi.

A poll worker must be registered to vote in the state, or be a non-voter who is a permanent resident of the United States. High School students who are at least 16 and who are United States citizens or will be citizens by Election Day and who have a GPA of at least 2.5 can serve as poll workers and may fulfill community service requirements, according to the elections office.

No prior experience is necessary. Training will be provided. Poll workers, including students, will receive a stipend of $125 for attending a two-hour training session sometime before Election Day and working on Election Day.

Applications may be submitted via email to eo@vote.cccounty.us. For more information, call the Contra Costa County Elections Division at 925-335-7873.

Contact Tom Lochner at 510-262-2760. Follow him at Twitter.com/tomlochner.



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