Lawrenceville – Citizens looking for ways to get involved in the electoral process and give back to the community are invited to Gwinnett County’s upcoming poll official hiring events on Feb. 21 in Norcross and Feb. 24 in Snellville.
The Voter Registrations and Elections Division is looking for citizens of all backgrounds, but has an urgent need for bilingual poll workers, particularly Spanish speakers.
“We have 156 polling locations in Gwinnett County for Election Day and eight advance voting locations that we need to staff, and to comply with federal law, we need bilingual polling officials,” said Lynn Ledford, Gwinnett County elections supervisor. “We’re going out into the community to recruit citizens who may not know of the need or that they can get involved. It’s a great opportunity for citizens to participate in the elections process. Plus they can gain valuable work experience and earn $75 to $300 per day.”
The hiring events are set for:
• Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at OneStop Norcross, 5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross
• Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at OneStop Centerville, 3025 Bethany Church Rd., Snellville
Ledford said the events were scheduled in the evening and on a Saturday to reach people who can’t get away from work during the day.
Among the requirements, applicants must be at least 16 years old, a U.S. citizen and be able to read, write and speak English. They also must be a Gwinnett County resident or a Gwinnett County government employee, and they must have access to a computer for required online training.
Interested citizens are encouraged to apply online at www.gwinnettcountyjobs.com prior to the event.
Gwinnett County Human Resources staff will be on site to accept applications in person. Computers will be available at the events for applicants to use. To fulfill federal I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification requirements, applicants will need to bring documents to verify their identity and legal authorization to work in the U.S.
To view the list of accepted documents, visit www.uscis.gov/i-9-central.