News Contact: Tim Scott or Edward Gutiérrez, 503-988-VOTE (8683) or Jessica Morkert-Shibley 971-930-7822
Multnomah County Elections recognizes “Help America Vote Day"
Join us in celebrating Help America Vote Day — a day of action created to inspire civic engagement
Multnomah County, Ore. — As the 2024 election season begins, and with the ongoing shortage of election workers nationwide, Multnomah County Elections is proud to recognize Help America Vote Day today, Jan. 30, 2024. The event, first established by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission in 2022, raises awareness about the crucial role of election workers and inspires participation in the electoral process.
“In Multnomah County and throughout Oregon, we’re fortunate to have so many people who are not only engaged and actively participate in our election process, but also take pride in our vote-by-mail system that allows them to cast their ballots conveniently,” said Tim Scott, director of the Multnomah County Elections Division. “We’re launching this recruitment effort to hire election workers in a variety of roles to help with the elections process and to continue to encourage the spirit of civic engagement.”
Multnomah County Elections is actively seeking on-call and part-time election workers for the upcoming May 21, 2024 Primary Election and the November 5, 2024 General Election. Some positions include the ballot extraction and opening process, customer services, answering phones, data entry and more.
The positions will be based at the Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building (1040 S.E. Morrison St., Portland) and the Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building (600 N.E. 8th St., Gresham). To apply for positions, you must be 18 years old or older. You do not need to live in Multnomah County to work for the Elections Division. People of all skill levels, languages and abilities are encouraged to apply. Multnomah County Elections provides interpretation and translation services for voters who speak a language other than English.
Election staff are overseen by Multnomah County election officials who provide training in advance of scheduled shifts. Jobs are posted here.
In addition to calling attention to the shortage of election workers, encouraging civic engagement, and highlighting the need for safe, secure, accessible, and transparent elections, Help America Vote Day also serves as a reminder of the importance of seeking accurate and trusted sources of information for all election-related information.
The Multnomah County Elections Division remains confident in the conduct and process of elections. Elections is concerned about the misinformation, disinformation and mal-information that can flood social media channels, and continues to ask voters to seek trusted, credible and accurate information from trusted sources such as Multnomahvotes.gov and Oregonvotes.gov. You may also find our frequently asked questions page useful.If you have any questions, please call the Elections Division at 503-988-VOTE. And of course, Elections encourages you to register to vote and participate in shaping democracy.