Contra Costa County Seeks Poll Workers for Upcoming Election


The Contra Costa County Elections Division is looking for civic-minded men and women to volunteer as poll workers on Election Day.

A poll worker must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a registered voter in California. Non-citizens with permanent resident status who would otherwise be eligible to vote also are allowed to serve as poll workers.

Election Day can be long (14+ hours), busy, and occasionally stressful. To serve on Election Day a poll worker must:

  • Attend training.
  • Have a reliable email address that is checked regularly.
  • Be able to lift 25-50 pounds.
  • Be in good physical condition that allows sitting and/or standing for long periods of time.
  • Be able to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Have reliable transportation to training class and to the polls on Election Day.

To find out more about providing this vital service for democracy and to sign up, go to