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Elections Technician - Temporary

Recruitment #0722-RO4711-AC


This recruitment is being conducted to fill temporary positions for the general election.

Elections are run by the people and for the people. The San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters Office is looking for enthusiastic, detail-oriented people to join our staff to assist us with candidate services, official ballots, voter information materials, proofreading, precinct operations, poll workers, voter registration, vote-by-mail, ballot counting and reconciliation and/or voting systems support. The Registrar of Voters Office conducts fair, accurate, secure and transparent elections and serves all of our "customers" (voters, candidates, campaigns, interested observers, community groups, etc.) with the highest level of integrity and efficiency.

There are various assignments for Elections Technicians. Read below for a brief description of each:

Elections Technician— Candidate Services: Typical duties will include review of legal documents to verify compliance; assist candidates in filing and processing nomination documents; handle confidential information and follow strict guidelines; typing and data entry; signature verification. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have strong customer service skills, and the ability read, write and proofread documents.

Elections Technician— Election Trainer: After being provided on-the-job training, this assignment will set up and conduct election-related trainings regarding California Election Laws and Procedures; This position will travel to and from training locations using their personal vehicle (mileage reimbursement will be provided); set up, and operate laptop, projector and microphones; lift items (up to 40 lbs.) while loading and unloading vehicle; and assist with the completion of the post-election canvass. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting classes, training, seminars/workshops or presentations; organizing, super-vising or coordinating work activities of a group of 5-10 people; prior experience in election-related activities.

Elections Technician— Technical Support: This assignment will provide entry-level support in the testing, implementation and maintenance of applications across multiple platforms and technologies related to election voting equipment and voting system procedures; test and prepare voting equipment; and support the Call Center on Election Day. The ideal candidate will have experience in a helpdesk or call center setting; knowledge of basic computer science or information systems; and the ability to follow precise directions from supervisor.

Elections Technician— Voter Registration/Vote-by-Mail: Incumbents will assist voters with election related questions, in person and over the phone; scan and process voter registration cards; check and verify signatures of Vote-by-Mail (absentee voters); and remove ballots from envelopes and inspect for processing. The ideal candidate will have experience in general office clerical work; be proficient in data entry and familiar with standard office equipment.  

The hours and length of job assignment for each area will vary. Typically, all positions will work 30-40 hours per week, with possible overtime, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

Offer of employment is contingent upon passing a background investigation.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


  • Researches and applies election and related codes and regulations relevant to the assignment.
  • Assists with candidate filings, including processing of candidate documents; accepts and proofreads candidate statements of qualifications; verifies residence and political affiliation; accepts filing fees.
  • Responds to questions and inquiries from candidates, representatives of candidates, office holders, voters and the general public about campaign requirements, voting regulations, and general information about elections; takes and transmits messages.
  • Prepares a variety of correspondence, forms, legal documents, audits, reports, and other written communication; reconciles accounts; prepares and posts deposits; processes and tracks invoices and payments.
  • Verifies, codes and enters information into the data entry system; assists in maintaining master file of registered voters, street index and/or other elections files.
  • Processes voter registration documents, absentee voter applications and ballots, and other election-related documents; verifies signatures on candidate nomination petitions; maintains and updates voter registration files; ensures compliance to all regulatory requirements.
  • Operates a variety of office machines, including voter machines and computers.
    Computes and collects fees; issues receipts; sells maps and voter indices; accepts filing fees.
  • May supervise deployment/collection centers for elections; issues receipts for ballots and supplies; recruits and trains staff and election officers on policies and procedures and state and federal regulations; recruits polling places and evaluates sites for accessibility in compliance with state and federal guidelines; participates in and/or coordinates community outreach and voter registration activities as assigned.

    Either Pattern I

    Experience: One year of work experience in a California Elections Office at a level equal to or higher than Elections Technician Trainee in San Joaquin County service.  

    Or Pattern II

    Experience: Two years of general clerical or office technical work, which included substantial public contact.


    Substitutions: a) One year of business training in an approved vocational training program may substitute for one year of the above-required general clerical or office technical experience; OR b) Completion of 30 semester/45 quarter units at an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the above-required general clerical or office technical experience. 


    License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


    Special Requirement:  Most positions require the ability to use computers and/or word processing equipment. If required by the nature of the position, demonstrated general or software-specific computer proficiency may be required prior to appointment.


    General office practices and procedures; provisions of various federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations and ordinances related to the election process; basic computer and modern office automation technology and computer software programs relevant to department operations; basic filing and recordkeeping systems; standard correspondence and report format; language mechanics; public relation techniques; basic arithmetical operations related to clerical processes.


    Understand, interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations and ordinances that relate to the elections process; read, write clearly and legibly; perform basic arithmetical operations; match names and numbers; utilize standard office procedures; operate computers and related software; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; operate a variety of specialized office machines such as ballot card reader and microfiche reader.


    Mobility-Frequent operation of a data entry device, repetitive motion, sitting for long periods, walking; occasional standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing, driving; Lifting-Frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual-Constant good overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent color perception and use of eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone, talking in person; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent decision making, concentration, and public contact; Special Requirements-Some assignments may require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime; Environmental-Occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.


    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


    San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

    Accomodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

    San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


    Apply Online:   

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  


    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

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