Washoe County seeking bilingual election workers for vote centers

by | Dec 6, 2023

The Washoe County Registrar of Voters is recruiting for numerous positions to work at vote center during early voting and on Election Day, and is making a special plea for bilingual employees. 

“Voting is one of the most important rights in America, and we want every citizen to feel welcomed and comfortable voting in Washoe County,” Registrar of Voters Jamie Rodriguez said. “We are hoping to hire at least one bilingual election worker at each vote center during the Presidential Preference Primary, Primary, and General elections to provide assistance and translation for those who need it.” 

Each vote center has greeters, intake specialists, managers, and many more positions. Pay begins at $16 per hour during early voting, and $175 on Election Day. English and Spanish are the primary languages spoken in Washoe County, but there is also a need for those fluent in European, Asian, and Pacific Islander languages. Ballots are printed in English and Spanish.  

Qualifications to work at a vote center are: 

  • Be a United States citizen and be a registered voter in the State of Nevada. 
  • Be at least 16 years old (student program) 
  • Physically be able to endure the long hours of Election Day (approximately 14 hours +). 
  • Physically be able to set up equipment that is approximately 35 lbs. in weight. 
  • Have a professional demeanor. 
  • Have access to reliable transportation. 
  • Able to attend the required poll worker training and pass a hands-on evaluation in order to work. 
  • Complete and pass the online poll worker training. 

Learn about the vote center positions and how to apply here.