City Seeks to Hire Bilingual Poll Workers

VoteSign-640x460-590x424Mayor Barrett attended a meeting this past week in the near South side of the city to support efforts to increase the hiring of bilingual election poll workers for theNovember 4, 2014 election.

Federal government mandate requiring that ballots be printed in Spanish, because of the growth of predominantly Spanish speaking community in Milwaukee, has moved the city to hire Spanish speaking poll workers to help Spanish voters at the polls.

According to the City Election Commission website, to qualify to become a candidate you must be bilingual in English and Spanish, qualified to vote in the City of Milwaukee, be at least 18 years old, a resident of the City of Milwaukee and a U. S. citizen.

If you are interested in working as a bilingual election poll worker you can’t be a convicted felon and can’t be a candidate for office in the election.

Those who apply will undergo a screening process followed by paid training.

Candidates will be trained starting October 9, and training for new candidates will continue throughout the month of October, said Francisco Javier Rodriquez who is coordinating this effort for City Hall.

Those selected will receive pay for the day spent training. Successful candidates hired will be paid $130 for the full election day or $67.50 for working a half day.

If you are interested you should call Francisco Javier Rodriquez at the city elections commission at414-286-0217 or email him


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