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Earn Some Pocket Money By Helping in Fresno County Elections

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The November elections are quickly approaching, and Fresno County is looking to hire election workers, especially those who are bilingual.
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The November election is right around the corner and Fresno County officials are hoping to make it as smooth as possible.

So, the county is seeking to hire 50 to 100 election workers for its voting centers.

Fresno County Clerk and Registrar of Voters James Kus says multilingual people who work well with others and are savvy with technology are especially needed for election outreach coordinator positions.

“You’re actually assisting the voter to vote whether that’s helping them receive their mail-in ballot or checking in the voter so that they can fill out a ballot by hand,” said Kus.

Great Need for Bilingual Elections Workers

County officials say the election jobs are great for high school and college students, as well as retirees — or anyone looking for extra money for the holidays.

In addition, the county needs election workers who speak a variety of languages.

“The county is required by law to provide Spanish, Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Punjabi, Tagalog, and Vietnamese assistance at various (voting) locations,” said Kus.

“While we do have some support for those languages, we could really use more. We really want to be able to assist all of our voters in those languages.”

What Hours and Days Can You Expect to Work?

Election workers can expect to work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before the election and then from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 8.

Extra-help election workers are paid $15 an hour and are covered by the overtime premium. Extra-help election coordinators receive $16.50 an hour plus overtime. All new election workers are paid for their three-hour training sessions.

 How to Apply

Anyone interested can apply by visiting FresnoCountyJobs.com and clicking on Election Worker or Election Outreach Coordinator.

Applications will close on Oct. 19. Additional questions can be addressed to  electionstraining@fresnocountyca.gov

(GV Wire/David Rodriguez)

Liz Juarez joined GV Wire in July, 2021 as a Digital News Producer. She has experience working for publications around the Central Valley including the Clovis Roundup, Porterville Recorder and Hanford Sentinel. While in college, she interned for Mountain West Athletics and served as Outreach Chair for the Fresno State Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). Liz earned a bachelor's degree in Media Communications and Journalism at Fresno State and a master's degree in Communications from Arizona State University. In her down time, she enjoys reading, drawing and staying active by playing basketball, taking trips to the coast and visiting national parks. You can contact Liz at liz.juarez@gvwire.com