03/19/2019 -- Lilburn, Georgia -- A Gwinnett County poll worker hands a voter a sticker after casting their ballot during the Gwinnett County MARTA referendum special election at the Mountain Park Aquatic Center and Activity Building in Lilburn, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
Photo: Alyssa Pointer
Photo: Alyssa Pointer

Gwinnett holding several poll worker hiring events this month

Gwinnett County needs poll workers for the 2020 election cycle — and will host several hiring events this month.

Gwinnett staffs 156 polling locations on Election Day in addition to eight advance voting locations. The county is the only one in Georgia federally mandated to provide elections materials and assistance in Spanish, so there is a particular need for bilingual poll workers, officials said. 

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Applicants must be at least 16 years old, a U.S. citizen and a resident of Gwinnett County or an employee of its government. They must also have access to a computer for online training. 

Stipends for poll workers are $120.

Hiring events this month are as follows: 

  • Thursday, Nov. 7: 4 to 7 p.m. at Lilburn Branch Library, 4817 Church Street NW in Lilburn
  • Saturday, Nov. 9: 9 a.m. to noon at OneStop Centerville, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville
  • Thursday, Nov. 14: 4 to 7 p.m. at OneStop Buford, 2755 Sawnee Avenue in Buford 
  • Saturday, Nov. 16: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lilburn Branch Library, 4817 Church Street NW in Lilburn

Those interested in applying are encouraged to do so at gwinnettcountyjobs.com prior to attending an event. 

Documents to verify applicants’ identity through the federal I-9 employment eligibility program will be required. A list of accepted documents — which include things liek passports, driver’s licenses and birth certificates — is available at uscis.gov/i-9-central.

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