WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
Paid election workers are needed to serve at the 85 Washoe County polling sites for the upcoming June 12 primary election and for the 100 polling places that will be staffed for the Nov. 6 general election.
Dan Burk, the Washoe County registrar of voters, says his staff will hire approximately 600 poll workers for the primary election. “We need workers not only to fill vacant positions but to be available as reserves for on-call duty that day. Although we try to assign people to work at a polling place that is close to their home, that’s not always possible with 85 locations spread out across Washoe County.”
To serve as a poll worker, a person must be registered to vote and be a resident of Washoe County. Also, they need to be physically able to assemble equipment, carefully follow instructions and provide their own transportation to and from the polling place (riding with a fellow poll worker is encouraged). In addition, poll workers cannot be a relative of a candidate appearing on the ballot at the election. Pay for attending training and serving as a poll worker on election day ranges from $110 to $135, based on experience.
“We are also in need of bi-lingual poll workers to work in our polling places that have a 25 percent or greater Hispanic population.” Burk said.
Those who work at the polls on election days find it to be a great and rewarding way to serve the citizens of Washoe County and to get paid doing it.
If you are interested in learning more about what it takes to be an election worker, you can get an application by going on the registrar’s website: http://www.washoecounty.us/voters/electionworkers.html or call the Registrar of Voters Department at 328-3670 to get an application by mail. Once you have completed the online application, fax it to (775) 328-3747, or mail it to P.O. Box 11130, Reno NV 89520 or you can drop it off at the Registrar’s Office located at 1001 E. 9th St., Room A135, in Reno. Once we get your application, a poll worker recruiter will contact you to go over the details and requirements for serving as a poll worker.
If you have any questions regarding serving at the polls on election day please call (775) 328-3675 or (775) 328-3673 to speak directly with one of our poll worker recruiter.