Indivisible Ventura is looking for volunteers to help us adopt-a-poll!
We need at least 3-4 volunteer “clerks” per four-hour shift for 4 shifts. First shift starts at the ridiculous time of 6:00 am. Frisky and/or long-suffering volunteers can sign up for more than one shift. Only requirement is that you’re registered to vote in California.
At least one clerk from each shift is encouraged to take the full training course, so they can pass on the knowledge to their crew. Election officer training classes last 3 hours (one hour online or at the county, two hours in a hands-on equipment lab). Classes are offered at a variety of times and places around the county. Those who volunteer as clerks get a $90 stipend along with a $20 stipend for those completing the training.
Not only is this an interesting and extremely educational volunteer opportunity, but it’s also a fundraiser! For each poll adopted, the group receives $475! That’s a lot of paper, ink cartridges and postcard stamps!
Volunteer and/or sign up for more information here!
For specific questions about this great program, call:
Sally Davenport,Ventura County Elections Division, 805.654.3062, Sally.Davenport@ventura.org
Apparently, Ventura County pioneered the “Adopt-a-Poll” in 1994, with 23 clubs participating. We are still the state leader with 46 clubs participating for the June 2018 Primary. However, some groups have fallen by the wayside and there are a lot of polling places to staff.