San Mateo County

Election Vote Center Representative

Customer Service
San Francisco/Peninsula
$18.38-$18.38 Hourly



The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is seeking seasonal Vote Center Representatives (Office Assistant I) to assist in the upcoming June 2018 election.  Vote Centers have replaced polling places as in-person voting sites, and offer additional services over a longer period. This position requires familiarity with the basic operations of a personal computer, and ability to provide customer service and direct voters in a high-traffic situation.

We are currently seeking dedicated and hard-working individuals for the temporary, full-time position of Vote Center Representatives to be hired for the following duties:

  1. In-person customer service assisting voters to register to vote or cast a ballot Confirming voter eligibility through online database
  2. Explaining voting equipment
  3. Registering voters
  4. Providing information about the upcoming election
  5. Issuing ballots
  6. Operating voting equipment

Several, but not all, Vote Center Representatives require fluency in Spanish, Mandarin and/or Cantonese, Tagalog/Filipino or Korean
Vote Center Representatives will staff facilities that will be open for four to eleven days. People hired for this position can expect to work approximately 7 – 15 days including training.
NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment.

Hourly wage starts at: $18.38

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of one year of general clerical, office assistant, phone services or computer experience, and a close attention to detail.  Vote Center hours are 8:30 am to 5:30 pm daily during the period of operation, including weekends and holidays, and 6:00 am to 9:00 pm on Election Day, June 5, 2018.  These positions may require evening work assignments.

Applicants with experience as Poll Workers or Universal Polling Place staff are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eleven-day Vote Centers will open on May 26, 2018, and four-day Vote Centers will open on June 2, 2018. Once opened, Vote Centers will stay in operation through June 5, 2018.

Critical Skills for all Vote Center positions include the ability to prioritize work, coordinate several activities, organize and maintain accurate files and records, and understand and carry out oral and written directions.

Anyone may apply for this position.  The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application, followed by a departmental interview (weight: 100%).

This is a continuous recruitment.  The Elections Division will screen applications as they are received and will contact qualified candidates for department interviews.  The positions could be filled at any time.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE ELECTIONS DIVISION OR THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.  The Elections Division will contact you by phone or email if your qualifications meet the current needs.

Because these are full-time (temporary) positions, candidates whose applications indicate they are currently employed in a full-time capacity will not be contacted.  However, if you are currently employed and would like to be considered, please indicate in your resume how you could meet the required work schedule given your current employment.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online.  If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.

(Computer access is available for free at any San Mateo County Library. Computer stations are also located at various County locations including 455 County Center, in the lobby of the first floor.)

Apply immediately.  This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

Tentative Interview Dates:
February 12, 2018 through May 25, 2018

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs.  The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

(Analyst: Chet Overstreet – Office Assistant I – E334 – 020116)

Registration & Elections Division
40 Tower Road San Mateo, CA 94402

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