Become a Precinct Officer

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On Election Day, Precinct Officers (also known as Poll Workers) provide essential service to the community by greeting and processing voters. This opportunity is such a rewarding experience that many people return election after election to serve. We encourage you to become a Precinct Officer for Sacramento County. 

To become a Precinct Officer you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and a registered voter in California
  • Read and write English
  • Available to work on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. until all duties are completed (approximately 10:00 p.m.)
  • Attend a mandatory training class prior to each election (approximately 3 hours)
  • Have transportation to and from the mandatory training class and to the polling place on Election Day
    We also encourage the following:
    • State and County Employees to become Poll Workers
    • High school students at least 16 years of age and in good academic standing


  • Prepare, open, maintain and close the polling place on Election Day
  • Find voters names on the Roster of Voters and Street Index
  • Issue and receive official ballots from the voters
  • Assist voters in the voting process
  • Perform duties as assigned by the Elections Department and the Precinct Inspector


  • Clerks receive a base pay of $100.00 and $25.00 for training.
  • Inspectors receive a base pay of $150.00, $25.00 for training. The Inspectors are assigned additional duties and responsibilities.

Fill out an application to become a Precinct Officer:

  • If you are interested in becoming a Precinct Officer, complete the Precinct Officer Application.
  • If you have any questions, please call (916) 875-6100

Mail or fax to:

Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections
Precinct Operations
7000 65th St
Sacramento, CA 95823
Fax (916) 875-6594

Orientation sessions for Precinct Officers are held monthly by appointment at the Registrar of Voters Office, located at 7000 65th St. Sacramento, CA 95823. Please call (916)875-6100 for current schedule.