Job Type

Full Time


Details: $18.38 / Hour




455 County Center
Redwood City
United States



(Extra-Help, Seasonal)

County of San Mateo

$18.38 / Hour

The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is seeking seasonal Election Vote Center Representatives (Office Assistant I) to assist in the upcoming November 6, 2018 Statewide General 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 Vote Center Representative to be hired for the following duties:

·        Using a computer to verify voter eligibility

·        Providing information about the upcoming election

·        Guiding voters on use of electronic vote machines

·        Operating/troubleshooting voting equipment

·        Providing in-person customer service, including assisting voters to register to vote and assisting voters in casting a ballot

·        Issuing ballots

·        Maintaining accurate files and records

Several, but not all, Vote Center Representatives require fluency in Spanish, Mandarin and/or Cantonese, Tagalog/Filipino or Korean.


Eleven-day Vote Centers will open on October 27, 2018, and four-day Vote Centers will open on November 3, 2018. Once opened, Vote Centers will remain operational through November 6, 2018. Those hired can expect to work approximately 7 – 15 days, including training.


Vote Center Representatives will work 5 days per week and 8 hours per day. This assignment will include weekends and potentially 2 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 6, 2018.


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, close attention to detail, basic addition and subtraction skills and proficiency in the operation of a computer and computer software/applications. Applicants with experience as Poll Workers or Universal Polling Place staff are strongly encouraged to apply.

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. 

Please Note: This recruitment will remain open until the positions are filled. Apply immediately.

To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE