With fewer than two weeks before the Statewide Presidential Primary Elections, the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Dean Logan, released a list Wednesday of cities and communities in Los Angeles County that lack a sufficient number of poll workers.
Several Santa Clarita Valley locations are on the list.
The Department is calling on local citizens to support the democratic process by volunteering as poll workers on Election Day, Tuesday June 5, 2012.
“Community poll workers are essential to fair and open elections,” said Dean Logan. The RR/CC recruits up to 25,000 poll workers every major election. Poll workers are assigned to work in their local election precinct. Any registered voter can volunteer to serve their local community by working as a poll worker. It is a chance to assist friends and neighbors in exercising their right to vote. “Without poll workers elections cannot function,” concluded Logan.
Interestingly, the cities and neighborhoods experiencing poll worker shortages are characterized by high levels of voter turnout and civic participation. The RR/CC is calling on these voters to help support their local polling place.
Registered voters residing in these communities are strongly encouraged to volunteer as poll workers for the June 5, 2012 Statewide Primary Elections. Poll workers receive a stipend of up to $105 in appreciation for their service.
To apply visit www.lavote.net or call (800) 815-2666 (Option 7). Registered voters may apply up until June 4, 2012.
Residents who are not sure if they are registered to vote should visit www.lavote.net to verify voter registration status online, or call the RR/CC at (562) 466-1310 or (562) 466-1323.
Sign up for E-Sample Ballot on the RR/CC website at www.lavote.net.
For Multilingual assistance in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese, Hindi, Khmer or Thai call (800) 481-8683.
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