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Election 2016

Harris County Hiring Poll Workers For November 8th Election, In Need For Bilingual

Harris County is hiring clerks for the upcoming General Election. And if you’re multi-lingual, so much the better!



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Presiding election judges hire their Election Day staff, working largely from a list compiled from online applications. Hector de Leon is with the Harris County Clerk’s office.

“We’re going to have approximately 5,845 people working on Election Day. We have 765 polling locations.”

There’s a particular need for bilingual poll workers.

“We have 227 precincts that have 50 or more Vietnamese surname registered voters. We also have 118 precincts that have 50 or more Chinese surnames. We have 753 precincts that have 100 or more Spanish surname registered voters.”

The job pays just $9 an hour, but the county is looking for civic-minded people.

“It’s a big responsibility. Imagine if we didn’t have people that actually stepped up and worked as election clerks, then we couldn’t hold an election!”

The presiding judge for each precinct will arrange training. You can sign up to be a poll worker at



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