SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Secretary of State is looking for people to serve as poll workers on Election Day.

The positions are paid.

Poll workers set up and close a polling place, help voters understand their rights, and protect the integrity of ballots and voting equipment. County election officials provide training.

Poll Workers must be a registered voter in California, or a legal resident of the United States.

State workers can take time off, without loss of pay, to serve as a poll worker.

You can start serving as a poll worker once you turn 16. High School students who want to gain the experience must have a 2.5 GPA.

If you’re interested in applying you must contact your county elections official for an application.

Election Day is June 5.