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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

November 7, 2017 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election

Election Materials Courier Application Form


Become an Election Materials Courier!

Working as an Election Materials Courier (Courier) is an important part of making the election process work efficiently. We are always looking for people to assist on Election Day. We recruit and train as many as 250 Couriers depending on the size of the election.


Courier teams include one Driver and one Attendant.

  • Minimum Age – Drivers and Attendants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Driver Requirement – Drivers must have a good driving record and a vehicle that can be securely locked.
  • Hours – The polling places close at 8:00 p.m. Assignments are estimated to last 2.5 hours from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. but may last longer.
  • Compensation – A stipend of $50.00 each is paid for Drivers and Attendants. Mileage reimbursement will be paid to Drivers for miles driven on Election Night at the rate of $0.535 per mile.
  • Training – Drivers and Attendants are required to attend a training class for which an additional stipend of $15 will be paid if you serve on Election Day.

Please click the button below to view the job description for additional information and requirements. If you’d like to serve, please complete the application below, call 650.312.5222 or email Kenny Lin at klin@smcare.org.

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Section 1 – Personal Information
Driver Attendant Both
Yes No
Section 2 – Contact Information
Section 3 – Drivers Only
Yes No
Section 4 – Partner Information
Section 5 – County Employees Only
Section 6 - Training Sign-up
All training sessions will be held at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA. Training is mandatory. Please indicate your top three choices with the numbers 1, 2, and 3.
Monday, October 23: 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24: 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25: 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 28: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, November 1: 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 2: 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 4: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.



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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


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Phone: 1 (888) 762-8683
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Phone: 1 (888) 762-8683 or 1 (888) SMC-VOTE