Want to get paid to serve your community?
Click here to Apply to be a Vote Center Representative
You may also apply by completing a paper application available in the Human Resources Department at 200 West Fourth Street, Madera, CA 93637.
Unlike traditional poll workers, Voting Center Representatives will be County employees, who will work for approximately 2 weeks when vote centers open.
Rate of Pay: Senior Vote Center Representative – $20/hr; Vote Center Representative – $17/hr.
To work at a vote center and serve as an Election Officer you must meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- A resident of the State of California
- Attend mandatory paid training classes
- Have access to transportation
- Meet the basic job requirements as outlined in the application
Madera County has implemented the Voter’s Choice Act (VCA). A critical element of the VCA was the introduction of Vote Centers, which will function like satellite election offices where voters can get election information in multiple languages, use accessible voting equipment, drop off a vote-by-mail ballot or get a replacement ballot.
Voting Center Representatives will receive a full days training at the Madera County Elections Department. After training Voting Center Representatives will staff vote centers from 8am to 5pm for several days before election day. On Election Day, Voting Center Representatives will be required to staff vote centers from 7am to 8pm.
Madera County is also seeking people who are fluent in Spanish or Punjabi. Federal and State Law requires that at least one vote center worker in each location is able to provide assistance in required languages. If you are fluent in Spanish or Punjabi you are encouraged to apply as preference will be given to bilingual applicants.
“The Voter’s Choice Act is bringing several improvements to the voting process in Madera County,” stated Martinez. “Our new Voting Center Representatives will have the opportunity to experience a historic event first hand. They will be a part of something truly monumental.