Placer County

Elections Aide (#12105)

$15.00-$18.73 Hourly / $2,600.00-$3,246.53 Monthly / $31,200.00-$38,958.40 Yearly



Under supervision, performs a variety of manual and clerical tasks in the preparation of elections materials; assist in checking and verifying signatures and recording precinct numbers on petitions; assists in preparations for election vote counting; and does other work as required.


Incumbents of this class work on an extra-help only basis, and as such cannot work in excess of 1000 hours in a fiscal year, nor are they eligible to be transitioned into a permanent full-time position.  Assigned tasks are performed on an as-needed basis, usually during peak work periods generated by preparatory and subsequent activities related to elections.  Task assignments are generally routine, may be easily learned with training and do not require continuous supervision.


Receives general supervision from higher level Elections staff.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:  
  • Respond to public inquiries by telephone or at the counter concerning general information, such as location of precinct polling places, absentee voter applications and ballots, and other routine information.
  • Assist the public by providing requested forms and with completing forms.
  • Verify signature on voter registration affidavit forms.
  • Proofread sample ballots, official ballots and other elections material.
  • Perform routine tasks such as filing, sorting, filling envelopes with voting material and batching.
  • Perform a variety of assigned tasks in preparation for election vote counting.
  • Prepare precinct supplies by packing boxes of materials.
  • Locate polling places and pick up ballots and other supplies.


Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Some work or voluntary experience including public contact which provides the abilities required above.

Training:  Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.

Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required


Knowledge of:

  • English usage, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Basic office methods and equipment.
  • Basic mathematical calculations.
  • Procedures for maintaining inventory records.
  • Methods for the care and operation of common duplicating bindery and postage equipment.

Ability to:
  • On continuous basis, sit at desk and/or stand at counter for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist and reach office equipment; bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist when operating equipment; write or use keyboard; occasionally run errands, lift light to moderate weight Intermittently review and verify documents related to election operations to include verification of authenticity of signatures.
  • Establish effective working relationships with the public in order to explain and interpret forms and procedures.
  • Understand and carry out both oral and written directions.
  • Perform routine mathematical calculations.
  • Operate, adjust and maintain duplicating, bindery and postage equipment.
  • Proofread documents for correctness and consistency.
  • Verify and check data.

CLASS: 12105; EST: 2/1/1983; REV: 10/1/2003;