Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters is looking for volunteers to serve as poll workers ahead of the Sept. 14 recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom, the office announced last week. 

“With this election taking place on such a short schedule, the Elections Office has less time than usual to recruit poll workers,” a press release stated. 

Poll workers will receive stipends between $180 and $240 for working on Election Day and will receive training ahead of time.  To be a poll worker, you must be a registered voter in California or be a legal permanent resident; be able to follow written and verbal instructions; be able to attend a mandatory training class; and be able to work on election day, Sept. 14, between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. or until work has finished. 

“Poll workers are on the frontline of democracy; without them voting does not happen,” Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorded-Assessor and Register of Voters said. To learn more, visit

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