LOS ANGELES - With the June 8 state primaries only 2 1/2 weeks away, about 1,350 workers are still needed to man the polls in various cities throughout Los Angeles County.According to Dean Logan, the registrar-recorder and county clerk for Los Angeles County, the city of Los Angeles still needs 800 poll workers. Long Beach needs 150, Pasadena 60, Glendora 40 and Santa Clarita 50. About 150 poll workers are needed in the San Fernando Valley. Poll workers are paid $80 for their work on Election Day, plus $25 for attending a 1 1/2 hour training session. Poll workers must be available to work between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. on June 8. Training sessions are held throughout the county in the days prior to the election. "The contributions that poll workers make not only show their dedication to community service, but are the key ingredient to the strength and success of our democratic process," Logan said. For more information on serving as a poll worker, call (800) 815-2666 and press Option 7 or visit www.lavote.net.
********** Published: May 21, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 5