Tuesday's mayoral election in the City of San Diego had some helpers from local schools.
Donna Flores, of Pt. Loma High, and Hayra Jaramillo, of John Muir
School, helped check in voters in a downtown San Diego precinct,
supervised by poll worker B.J. Gloudon on election day, Feb. 11.
part of a county program for high school students.
The High School Student Poll Worker Program, under California
Elections Code Section 12302, allows high school students to serve as
poll workers and actively participate in the election process, even if
they are not eligible to vote. Launched in 1998 this program has been a
tremendous success. Students receive a certificate for community service
and a stipend paid directly to them or to their school, depending on
the district policy.
To become a Student Poll Worker, contact your social science
teacher or school official and ask to be nominated. To qualify for the
program you must: be at least 16 years of age by Election Day, a United
States citizen, and have a grade point average of at least 2.5. For more
information, see the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters website.