The San Francisco Department of Elections hires over 1200 high school poll workers each year to help on election day.

  • Young people can earn up to $142 including bonuses for those who are fluent in Spanish or Cantonese.
  • Youth must be at least 16 years of age, attend a high school in San Francisco and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Youth need a parent’s signature and a teacher’s signature giving them permission to miss school on Tuesday, November 4th.

To download an application and for more information, click here.

Applications can be faxed back to (415) 554-7829 or youth can send a picture from their cell phone of the application showing signatures to

The Dept. of Elections is also seeking poll workers who are 18+.  For more information on those positions, visit