What is a Vote Center Volunteer?

We need energetic and dedicated people to serve their community on Election Day. Earn up to $280 working on Election Day. This is a great way for community organizations to volunteer as a group and support their local voters. Do you have what it takes to serve on democracy's front line? Then sign-up to be a Vote Center Volunteer!

Who can participate?

In order to be a Vote Center Volunteer, applicants must:

  • Read, write and speak fluent English (Elections Code §12303)
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States

When does Vote Center Volunteer Program take place?

  • Recruitment begins in November
  • Applications are due by 5 p.m. February 14th, 2024
  • Training (two hours) will be in Mid - February
  • Election Day is Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Why participate as a Vote Center Volunteer?

  • See democracy in action from a local perspective
  • Work alongside hundreds of fellow volunteers safeguarding voters right to vote 
  • Earn $280 for just working Election Day and attending one training class!

What do Vote Center Volunteers do?

Assist Vote Center Representatives with:

  • Set up and close the Vote Center (6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) on Election Day!
  • Volunteers will greet voters, distribute election materials and voter check in forms, direct voters, and conduct line management.

How do I apply?

  1. Download an Application Here 

  2. Fill out the application.
  3. Fill out the W-4 IRS Information Sheet which must be returned with your application.
  4. Attach a copy of your Social Security card or Permanent Residency card.
  5. Give your signed application to the Registration & Elections Division by the deadline (via mail or in person) at 
    Attn: Vote Center Unit, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402 or by email to VoteCenters@smcacre.gov.



Training Session  $95 Required; Mid-February
Election Day 


Required; 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Download Vote Center Volunteer Application in PDF Vote Center Volunteer Flyer in PDF