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San Mateo County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder-Elections
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Official Election Site of San Mateo County

MARK CHURCH, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder



May 10, 2016


Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Phone: 650.363.4988 | Fax: 650.363.1903 | Email: mchurch@smcare.org


Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager

Phone: 650.312.5222 | Fax: 650.312.5348 | Email: dtom@smcare.org


1,400 Election Officers Needed for June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election

Spanish and Chinese Speakers Encouraged to Apply


(Redwood City, CA) Mark Church, San Mateo County’s Chief Elections Officer and Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, announced that the Registration & Elections Division will train approximately 1,400 Election Officers for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election. Election Officers, also referred to as poll workers, will manage 342 precincts on Election Day.

Interest in Presidential Elections usually spurs more people to get involved as Election Officers. Civic-minded individuals step up to help conduct the “once-every-four-year election” in a fair, transparent and nonpartisan way. Remarkably, there are still neighborhoods in San Mateo County that need Election Officers.


To serve as an Election Officer, individuals may call 650.286.2810 or apply online at www.shapethefuture.org under the Election Officers tab. Potential officers must attend a two and a half to three-hour training session in May or June. The training schedule and sign-up application are also online and available by phone.

Two different classes are offered to Election Officers depending on their level of expertise:


Additionally, all Election Officers have the opportunity to gain experience on any Election Day procedure in a Practice Lab. “The Practice Lab, set up just like a polling place, provides Election Officers with the opportunity to practice in advance of Election Day so they are better able to serve the voters of San Mateo County,” said Church. “There is a great deal of interest in this election and our Election Officers will be ready for an expected influx of voters,” he added.

Election Officers receive a stipend ranging from $115.00 to $140.00 for the day, plus $25.00 for the time in training class, if they serve on Election Day.

For more information about the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election, please call 650.312.5222, visit www.shapethefuture.org or follow us on Twitter @smcvote.