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San Mateo County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder-Elections
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Official Election Site of San Mateo County

MARK CHURCH, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Poll Workers

Become a Poll Worker


On Election Day, Poll Workers welcome all voters, facilitate voting, conduct precinct operations in accordance with election law and follow defined procedures. Many people find it a rewarding experience and return year after year to serve. We encourage you to become a San Mateo County Poll Worker.


Poll Worker Opportunities
Find out if you have what it takes to be a Poll Worker!


Poll Worker Job Description
Find out what the job qualifications and duties are.


Poll Worker Application
Fill out and submit the online Poll Worker Application.


Why people serve as Poll Workers
Thoughts from San Mateo County Poll Workers on why they serve on Election Day.


Sign up for a Class


Sign up for Poll Worker Training

Poll Worker Training Calendar


Sign up for Practice Labs

Practice Lab Calendar


Sign up for Field Technician & RAC Workshop

Field Technician Workshop Schedule


Sign up for Poll Worker Training by email at pollworkertraining@smcare.org or call (650) 286-2810.


Poll Worker Resources


Sometimes it's most helpful to find resources at your fingertips--that’s the purpose of this Poll Worker Resource page.


November 7, 2017, Poll Worker Pin


Poll Worker Pin Collection


One of the traditions established in 1998 by the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is to give every Poll Worker that serves in an election a commemorative election pin. Each election has its own distinctive pin.  Some of our Poll Workers have earned the entire collection (see the collection).


If you would like to serve as a Poll Worker, you can sign up online. We need the help. You can serve the community and build your own election pin collection.





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Registration & Elections Division
40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 312-5222
Fax: (650) 312-5348
Email: registrar@smcare.org


Assistance for Voters with Disabilities:

Dial 711 For Telecommunications Relay Service
Phone: 1 (888) 762-8683
Language Assistance
Phone: 1 (888) 762-8683 or 1 (888) SMC-VOTE