San Mateo County

Election Vote Center Representative (19908566)

Public Affairs
San Francisco/Peninsula
$19.12-$19.12 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


PEOPLE FIRST – Conduct fair, accurate and transparent elections to increase public participation and confidence

The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is seeking seasonal 
Election Vote Center Representatives (Office Assistant I) to assist in the upcoming November 5, 2019 Consolidated Municipal, School, and Special District Election. Vote Centers have replaced polling places as in-person voting sites and offer additional services over a longer period of time. This position requires the ability to operate a computer and computer applications/software quickly and accurately.  

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

  1. Use a computer to verify voter eligibility
  2. Provide information about the upcoming election
  3. Guide voters on use of electronic ballot marking devices
  4. Operate/troubleshoot voting equipment
  5. Provide in-person customer service including assisting voters to register to vote and assisting voters in casting a ballot
  6. Issue ballots
  7. Maintain accurate files and records

Several, but not all, Vote Center Representatives require fluency in Spanish, Mandarin and/or Cantonese, Tagalog/Filipino, or Korean.
Vote Centers will be open for four to eleven days. Those hired can expect to work approximately 7 – 15 days including training.
Vote Center Representatives will work five days per week and eight hours per day. This assignment will include weekends and potentially two or more evenings. On Election Day, Vote Center Representatives will work from 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. or later if necessary.
Vote Center hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily during the period of operation, including weekends and holidays, and 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 5, 2019.  These positions may require evening work assignments.
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. 
The hourly wage for the Election Vote Center Representatives starts at: $19.12.

Ideal Candidate

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of one year of general clerical, office assistant, phone services, or computer experience and will have the ability to pay close attention to detail. Vote Center hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily during the period of operation, including weekends and holidays, and 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 5, 2019. These positions may require evening work assignments.

The position requires basic addition and subtraction. Vote Center representatives must be proficient in the operation of a computer and computer software and applications.

Applicants with experience as Poll Workers or Vote Center Representatives are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eleven-day Vote Centers will open on October 25, 2019, and four-day Vote Centers will open on November 1, 2019. Once opened, Vote Centers will remain operational through November 5, 2019.
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. 

Special Instructions

Anyone may apply for this position. The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) of each candidate's 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 departmental 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 (term) 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 Online" 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: Starting August 5, 2019

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.

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