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Student Election Worker Program

Student Election Workers

The Los Angeles County Student Election Worker Program provides high school students with an exciting opportunity to serve as Election Workers in Los Angeles County elections.

Participating students receive a stipend for their service along with a great hands-on introduction to the democratic process.

Thank You for Your Service

A message to Election Workers from Dean C. Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, and Los Angeles County Third District Supervisor and Chair of the Board of Supervisors Lindsey P. Horvath.


Interested students must meet the following requirements to participate as a student election worker:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age by the time of the election
  • Must be attending a public or private secondary education institution (High School)
  • U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder) of the United States
  • Good academic standing: G.P.A. of 2.5 or greater
  • Must have teacher and parental consent

Apply to be a Student Election Worker

First, the Consent Form must be completed with signatures from the eligible student, the student's parent or guardian, and the student's teacher or counselor. Download a copy of the Consent Form.

Second, attach the Consent Form to the online application (link below).

Complete the online application:


Student Election Worker Responsibilities

  • Attend training
  • Assist with opening and closing the Vote Center
  • Assist with helping voters throughout the day

Benefits of Being a Student Election Worker

  • Earn $100 for each day served at the Vote Center
  • Earn $80 for attending Election Worker training
  • Bilingual Election Workers that speak a qualified language receive a $100 bonus (See list of languages below.)
  • Earn community service/service learning credits
  • Student election workers receive an excused absence from school for the day of their election worker service
  • Hands-on introduction to the democratic process
  • Looks great on college/scholarship applications and resumes

Do you speak any of the following languages? If so, you can earn a $100 bilingual bonus for serving as a Student Election Worker!

  • Armenian
  • Bengali
  • Burmese
  • Chinese
  • Farsi
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Khmer/Cambodian
  • Korean
  • Mongolian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog/Filipino
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

*You must serve the entirety of your assignment to receive the $100 bilingual election worker bonus.


For more information on the Student Election Worker Program, call us at (213) 374-3869 or email us at

County Election Worker Software Contract: PollChief Software by Konnech, Inc.

Background and Frequently Asked Questions

Watch How to Become a Student Election Worker in L.A. County.

Watch the L.A. County Election Disability Training in ASL.

Watch the L.A. County Election Disability Training with subtitles in multilingual languages (see settings for all available languages).

Non-Confrontational Techniques for Election Workers Training

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