Service Clubs

Placer County has been honored to work with over 40 different organizations in the County to help staff vote centers for each election.

Volunteering your club or organization to staff a vote center is a great way to get involved, give back to the community, and is an excellent fundraising opportunity!


Service Clubs will be assigned to one of the many vote centers in Placer County and are fully responsible for providing the staff for their assigned vote center(s) with members from their club or organization. Service clubs are a tremendous help to the Elections Office, as we do not have to recruit election aides for your vote center, knowing that your club is taking care of it.   

Vote center boards typically include 2 Senior Election Aides and 8 Election Aides. Service clubs must provide a minimum of 10 members (per vote center) who are committed to serving. We would be happy to have you staff more than one vote center if you have lots of members eager to serve; more vote centers equal more money for your club! Keep in mind that service clubs are also responsible for replacing workers if a member cancels or is not able to serve, so we encourage you to ensure you have enough members to provide backups if necessary.

In addition to providing the staff for your assigned vote center(s), service club responsibilities include assisting voters who come in to vote on election day by checking voters in, issuing or replacing ballots, and completing various other tasks that are critical to ensuring the integrity of the election process. These include, but are not limited to: setting up voting equipment, making translated materials available, and transferring the custody of ballots after the polls close. Senior Election Aides have additional responsibilities such as picking up supplies, supervising and assigning duties to their team, and ensuring the vote center is continually operating in accordance with county procedures and state and federal laws.


All members of your club or organization who are planning to serve must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be at least 16 years old if participating in our Student Poll Worker Program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, and a registered voter in the state of California, or a non-citizen with permanent resident status who would otherwise be eligible to vote.
  • Be able to speak, read, and write the English language.
  • Be able to communicate effectively and follow written instructions.
  • Must pass a background check (provided by the County).
  • Attend mandatory training prior to each election.

Other qualifications specific to service clubs:

  • Must provide a minimum of 10 workers (per vote center) who are committed to serving.
  • Must have 2 members who are willing serve as the Senior Election Aides.
    • Senior Election Aides must be willing to work about half an hour longer than Election Aides on the voting days leading up to Election Day (appx. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and one hour later on Election Day (appx. 6:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
    • The Senior Election Aides must remain the same 2 people.
  • Must provide backup workers if a member cancels or is not able to serve.


Placer County wants to ensure all our election aides feel confident and knowledgeable before election day. Training is required for all Senior Election Aides prior to each election. Training is also required for all first-time election aides in Placer County, yet highly encouraged for all.

Election aide training will cover: the rights of voters, proper setup and operation of voting equipment, processing of voters, (including standard, vote-by-mail, and conditional and provisional voters), language and accessibility resources, custody procedures for voted ballots and other election materials, health and safety procedures, and other essential topics.


If you are interested in having your club or organization staff a vote center for upcoming or future elections, we encourage you to review the informational packet and sign up today!

Please note that submitting a service club application does not guarantee your club or organization will be placed.



For all questions and inquiries regarding service clubs please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 530-886-5650
Toll-free: 1-800-824-8683
Mail: 3715 Atherton Road, Suite 2, Rocklin, CA 95765