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RivCo Registrar: Bilingual Poll Workers Needed, Earn Up to $145

The Riverside County Office of the Registrar put out an announcement looking for bilingual poll workers for the June 5 election.

Editor's Note:  This article was originally published on May 26, but has been brought to the front page again, since the discussion continues on the topic.  Original story below:

The Riverside County registrar's office is looking for poll workers for the upcoming June 5 election who can speak both English and Spanish.

An announcement posted Friday by the registrar states there are openings for bilingual poll workers all throughout Riverside County.

"Riverside County’s Latino population is growing and so is the demand for bilingual assistance at the polls," the announcement states.

Those selected will need to attend a 2.5 hour training course to learn the job and election procedures. 

According to the announcement, there are two main types of workers: inspectors and precinct officers. Inspectors will get paid up to $125, plus $20 for training.  Precinct Officers will earn up to $90, plus $20 for training.

"Persons interested in participating in this vital and interesting process should call the Registrar of Voters Office, Election Officers and Polls Division, at (951) 486-7341 or (877) 663-9906," the announcement says.

Diego Rose June 04, 2012 at 03:48 AM
I think you hit the nail on the head Samantha. It is very much part of the democratic party's agenda however the republican party is attempting to do the same to gain any voter advantage.
TVOR June 05, 2012 at 04:19 AM
SPB I concede that I can offer you no facts about voter fraud. My comments were meant to draw attention more to the possibility of voter fraud due to people blocking efforts to oversee the voting process at the polls. I would be very interested in seeing the results of a complete audit of the registered voters in the US to see how many are fraudulent. My gues is somewhere around 3-5%
Papa Rich June 05, 2012 at 03:26 PM
So true and its the way I see it also . If you can't tell us what good you have done and back it up,....then we don't want to hear it..I am so tired of these people who run for office and all they can say is something bad about who their running against....its the first clue we do not want them in office.I am also tired of these wanna be campers who fool the people and hang out and collect our tax money and don't even live in the area's they represent...like Bonofied Mack ! Lets vote out all incumbents !!!
Robert June 05, 2012 at 04:14 PM
The United States does not have an official language (look it up). The U.S. has always had a history of multilingualism. If we want an official language shouldn't it be to language of the original Native Americans??? The original people of this country did not speak English...English is immigrant language to this country, people just tend to forget history. I think people just have a problem with Spanish speakers, but in different states there are other languages for which many documents are printed in. California has has publication of state documents in other languages, not just Spanish, for minority groups and immigrant communities. Other languages such as Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Persian, Russian, Vietnamese, and Thai for official state documents.
David B Secor June 05, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Robert > Speaking the truth and representing justice will not get you far with the racists and xenophobes and "Kristians" that dream for the "purity" that was also the dream of the Third Reich. As Lewis said, "When fascism comes to America it will come wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." Our celebration of the many cultures and languages that are America is the true beauty of the United States.

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