Poll workers are needed at voting locations throughout Riverside County for the upcoming March 3 primary election.

No experience is required, and training will be provided by the Registrar of Voters office.  Poll workers may earn up to $125 as Precinct Inspectors or $90 as Precinct Officers. Poll workers must attend a training class to familiarize themselves with election procedures and prepare to assist voters when the polls open at 7 a.m. on Election Day. Workers in both posts will receive an additional stipend for attending the training class.

The Riverside County Registrar of Voters is also seeking individuals who are proficient in English and at least one of the following languages: Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin), Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, or American Sign Language.

Anyone who wishes to participate as a poll worker should call the Registrar of Voters office at (951) 486-7341 or (877) 663-9906.

It could be an exciting — and busy time — for poll workers. In addition to voting for president, Californians in the 28th State Senate District will also be voting in a special election to fill the seat Jeff Stone vacated last year.

There are three Democrats seeking the seat. They are Elizabeth Romeo of Indiio, Joy Silver of Palm Springs, and Anna Nevenic of Palm Springs. Both Silver and Nevenic challenged former state Sen. Jeff Stone for the seat in 2018. Nevenic lost in the primary election on June 5, 2018. Stone ultimately prevailed over Silver and resigned his seat to start work on Nov. 1 as the Western Regional Director of the United States Department of Labor in the Trump administration.

The two Republicans are Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez of Lake Elsinore and John Schwab of Temecula, a real estate broker/small business owner.

The 28th Senate District, which is entirely in Riverside County, stretches from the vineyards of the Temecula Valley to the Colorado River and includes the cities of Blythe, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Murrieta, Temecula, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Wildomar.

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