Yeah, I’m thinking that what our Department of Elections pays workers on election day is enough for about 11.5 hours, considering San Francisco’s $10.55 minimum wage and CA’s overtime laws. And yet workers need to labor something like 15 hours on Election Day.
I cry foul.
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director
SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, 2013 – The Department of Elections is currently seeking poll workers for the upcoming November 5 Municipal Election.
It takes more than 2,500 poll workers to conduct an election. Poll workers operate polling places on Election Day and assist voters in many parts of the voting process. Some poll workers have volunteered during every election for decades. Poll workers include high school students learning on-the-job civics lessons, retirees, and hundreds of people who take a day off from their regular lives to be of service to San Francisco voters.
Poll workers attend a training class prior to the election, in which all duties are explained in detail. Lead poll workers must also pick up materials before Election Day and transport them to their assigned polling place on the morning of the election.
Applicants must be United States citizens, age 18 or older, and registered to vote in California. All positions are one-day assignments and pay between $132- $190.
Individuals interested in serving as poll workers must apply in person at the Poll Worker Hiring Office, which is open every Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting on September 27 and is located at the Department of Elections at City Hall.
For further information, visit sfelections.org/pollworker or call the Department of Elections’ Poll Worker Division at (415) 554-4395.”
Or maybe I’m missing something?