FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For Media Inquiries: Julio Esperias (213) 978-3281 CITY OF LOS ANGELES NEEDS POLL WORKERS FOR THE 2015 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS LOS ANGELES (January 6, 2015) — City Clerk Holly L. Wolcott announced today that the Office of the City Clerk is in need of approximately 4,000 additional poll workers to staff polls for the 2015 Municipal Elections on March 3, 2015 and May 19, 2015. The Office of the City Clerk expects to recruit a total of 6,024 poll workers and place them at polling locations throughout the election jurisdiction. Poll workers play an integral part in meeting voters’ needs by ensuring their neighbors have the opportunity to vote locally in their communities; an essential right and responsibility of American democracy. Poll workers earn stipends for each election day they work. Inspectors receive a $100 stipend and paid an additional $25 for attending a mandatory training class and another $50 for picking up and dropping off polling place supplies and voting equipment. All other non-supervisory poll workers will receive an $80 stipend and an additional $25 for attending a mandatory training class. In order to serve as a poll worker, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen and registered voter who will be at least 18 years old on Election Day, and is able to speak, read, and write in English. In addition to English-speaking poll workers, the Election Division seeks bilingual poll workers who speak English and one of 11 non-English languages including Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. Applicants may sign up by calling the Poll Worker Recruitment Hotline toll free at (866) 899-VOTE (8683) or locally at (213) 978-0363, or by sending an email to: An online poll worker application is also available by visiting, The Office of the City Clerk administers elections for the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Los Angeles Community College District. The City’s Primary Nominating Election will be held March 3, 2015 and the General Municipal Election will be held May 19, 2015. More information can be found on the City Clerk’s election website at: ###


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