Friday, September 17, 2004

Shortages of Bilingual Poll Workers

Both San Diego and Ventura Counties are struggling to find enough bilingual poll workers. San Diego County had agreed to hire 900 Spanish-speaking bilingual poll workers for the November 2nd election but they are far short of meeting that goal. Ventura County adopted plans to offer bilingual county workers a full day’s pay as and up to $90 for poll duty. In essence, county employees would do their regular government job and receive a small bonus for their bilingual skills. San Diego may want to do the same.

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