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MAKE A DIFFERENCE - Be a Pollworker !

Play an active and important role in your community and earn extra money in the process! 

Santa Barbara County Elections is currently recruiting pollworkers for upcoming elections. Please join us for this rewarding experience! Participation in the Pollworker Program benefits the entire community and fosters a sense of pride in the community.

  • Must be a registered voter in the State of California or lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States, as specified, and who is otherwise eligible to register to vote, except for his or her lack of United States citizenship.
  • Must be available to work on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. or until all of the closing procedures have been completed.
  • Must be available to attend a mandatory training class.
Available positions:

Field Supervisor (County Employees ONLY)
  • Has an area of three to six Polling Places and makes visits throughout Election Day to assist with any issues, answer procedural questions, and ensure correct procedures are being followed.
  • Paid $310. Required to attend a 3½ hour training class plus a 1½ hour training specific to Field Supervisors and pick up supplies.
Polling Place Coordinator
  • Collects all ballots throughout Election Day and has other duties relating to the Polling Place.
  • Paid $240 and required to attend a 2 hour training class and pick up supplies.
  • Supervises a precinct board and works one of the positions.
  • Paid $240 and required to attend a 3½ hour training class and pick up supplies.
  • Works one of the stations at the precinct table.
  • Paid $180 and required to attend a 3½ hour training class.
Traffic Clerk
  • Assists voters with finding the correct precinct table within a Polling Place and assists voters using the curbside voting option.
  • Paid $180 and required to attend a 2 hour training class.
If you are interested in serving as a Pollworker, please call 1-844-259-0348 or email:
Santa Barbara/Goleta Email
Carpinteria Email
Santa Maria/Lompoc/Santa Ynez Email
If you are a County Employee and interested in working on Election Day, please click on the following link:
Want to Help as a Poll Worker
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