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County now hiring election workers
by Tribune Staff
Apr 06, 2012 | 686 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

RENO — Paid election workers are needed to serve at the 85 Washoe County polling sites for the upcoming Primary Election on June 12 and for the 100 polling places that will be staffed for the General Election on Nov. 6.

Dan Burk, the Washoe County registrar of voters, says his staff will hire approximately 600 poll workers for the Primary Election.

“We need workers not only to fill vacant positions but to be available as reserves for on-call duty that day,” Burk said. “Although we try to assign people to work at a polling place that is close to their home that’s not always possible with 85 locations spread out across Washoe County.”

To serve as a poll worker, a person must be registered to vote and be a resident of Washoe County. Also, they need to be physically able to assemble equipment, carefully follow instructions and provide their own transportation to and from the polling place (riding with a fellow poll worker is encouraged). In addition, poll workers cannot be a relative of a candidate appearing on the ballot at the election. Pay for attending training and serving as a poll worker on Election Day ranges from $110 to $135, based on experience.

“We are also in need of bilingual poll workers to work in our polling places that have a 25 percent or greater Hispanic population,” Burk said.

For more information or to get an application, go online to or call the Registrar of Voters Department at 328-3670 to get an application by mail. Fax completed applications to 328-3747; mail them to P.O. Box 11130, Reno NV 89520; or can drop them off at the Registrar’s Office located at 1001 E. Ninth St., Room A135, in Reno. Once your completed application is received, a poll worker recruiter will contact you to go over the details and requirements for serving as a poll worker.

For information about serving at the polls on Election Day, call 328-3675 or 328-3673 to speak directly with a poll worker recruiter.

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