Update! – We’re adopting the Poinsettia Pavilion polling place!

Indivisible Ventura has been assigned the voting poll at the Poinsettia Pavilion! Come join us! We’re looking for volunteers to help us staff it for the June 5th primaries!

pavilion

We need at least (4) volunteer “clerks” per shift for (4) shifts. You’re welcome to volunteer for 2 or more shifts. Some of us will be there all day!
Shift Schedule:

  • 6:00 am – 10:00 am (setup at 6, poll opens at 7)
  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm -5:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (door closes at 8:00)

We need one Spanish-capable clerk for each shift! Please help us if you have this capability!

Requirements: You have to be registered to vote in California AND  participate in the full training course. Well-trained poll volunteers have more fun and make the process more efficient.

Training: Training is divided into a 1-hour orientation class and a 2-hour equipment lab. You can sign up for the full 3 hr. course at the County or take the one hour part online and just take the equipment lab part at the County. See the class schedule below.  Those who volunteer as clerks get a $90 stipend along with a $20 stipend for those completing the training.

Reservations required. Sign up for your favorite training option at 805-654-2784.
(Weekday and weekend times available, all over the County!)

Here’s the training schedule!

Printable copy: Poll Worker Class Schedule June 20182

poll classes

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!

Please volunteer by sending the following information to indivisibleventura@gmail.com by April 17th (Tax Day!) so we can fill in the group form! Thanks so much!

  • Name
  • Street address
  • City
  • Phone#
  • Email address
  • Languages skills beyond English
  • Shift(s) preference

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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