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County's Rising Latino Population Prompts Need For Bilingual Poll Workers

As the county’s Latino population grows, so does the demand for bilingual assistance at the polls.

The following is a news release from the Riverside County Registrar of Voters: 

Bilingual poll workers are needed at voting locations throughout Riverside County for the Nov. 6 presidential general election. As the county’s Latino population grows, so does the demand for bilingual assistance at the polls. Poll workers must attend a special two-and-a-half hour training class to familiarize themselves with election procedures and to prepare them to assist voters after the polls open at 7 a.m. on Election Day.

No experience is required and training will be provided by the Registrar of Voters office. Poll workers, who must be U.S. citizens and be registered to vote, earn up to $125 as precinct inspectors or $90 as precinct officers. Workers in both posts also receive $20 for attending the training class.

Anyone who wishes to participate in this important process should call the Registrar of Voters office at (951) 486-7341 or (877) 663-9906.

Diana October 02, 2012 at 09:07 PM
@Joy, this is a great point they should only be in English if you are an American Citizen.
Constant Comment October 02, 2012 at 09:07 PM
How do you think Obummer won? }~)
V.W.D.S. October 02, 2012 at 09:55 PM
I was at a local store - two hispanic women were conversing in spanish only. The clerk was black. One of the hispanic women asked the clerk in english, a question. The black clerk answered her in english, then the hispanic woman turned to her hispanic friend and they began conversing (obviously discussing the product) in spanish again. The black clerk spoke and said - "you speak english, you just asked me in english, why are you talking in spanish?" and the hispanic lady apologized and they began to speak english again. Its not that many hispanics don't speak english, it is that they DONT WANT TO. So - we have to spend millions of tax dollars on bilingual material to coddle them. I for one, grinned pretty big when the black clerk confronted them! She only spoke the obvious !
V.W.D.S. October 02, 2012 at 09:56 PM
election is coming - VOTE OUT ILLEGAL SUPPORTERS! ANYONE RUNNING FOR ANY OFFICE POSITION THAT SUPPORTS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION NEEDS TO BE VOTED OUT!
Constant Comment October 02, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Yeah I've seen that situation a few times myself....only the out come sounded like this....."I was translating for my friend here." }~)
Diana October 02, 2012 at 10:07 PM
I am especially fond of all the bill boards we have around town that are written for the hispanics to read only, when our friends come out from Orange County or San Diego they are shocked that we actually have these.
Constant Comment October 02, 2012 at 10:14 PM
If you want to get them really shocked.....drive them around parts of West Hollywood! You would not believe the billboards they have out there......}~0
V.W.D.S. October 02, 2012 at 10:34 PM
i don't see why that is so shocking to San Diegans - they have had spanish only billboards and signs for years. There are parts of Los Angeles where everything is in spanish - maybe we ought to turn the tables and start demanding interpreters for these signs? I'm gonna love it if CA turns completely liberal and the official language goes spanish - then we can start demanding our state back. If you think about it, it has been special interest lobbyists that have taken the anti discrimination laws to the max - caucausians are no longer the majority, yet, if a caucasian starts a 'special interest' group, they are labeled 'racist' and it is outlawed. There is the 'hispanic caucus' and the 'black caucus' and the 'muslim caucus' but if we had a white christian caucus its racist. Go figure.
Popeye October 02, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Ha ha Tea Bagger racist. Guess what, they will get bilingual poll workers and you can not do anything about it. Ha ha ha ..Losers!
Teller of Truth October 03, 2012 at 02:15 AM
You ceased to be funny months ago. Now you're just proving how dim witted you are. Its getting kind of annoying too. Take my advice so nothing further need be done.
tom October 03, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Proof people from other countries are manipulating our elections.
tom October 03, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Joy is 100% right. The only way someone could vote and not no the language is illegally ...fact not fiction. WY does the truth hurt?
tom October 03, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Know..... sorry rented thumbs...
Popeye October 04, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Ha ha ha Tea Bagger racist!
tom October 04, 2012 at 07:23 PM
When you can't win a debate insult. Reminds me of Donahue.
Monica October 05, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Stop being ignorant there is no such thing as an American the true American is the Native American and America consist of all nationalities , races , languages and religions .
True Authority October 05, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Don't feed the troll
Mr. RC October 11, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Diana, In that case maybe women, gays, lesbians, african americans, hispanics, orientals, etc... shouldn't vote either while were at it.. Your right only Caucasians should vote..lol What is your point Diana. Did you forget it's 2012. America was founded on immigration. I have no doubt your a mut yourself. You may have some irish, indian I don't know and personally I don't care enough to judge you by your race, heritage, religoun or anything. I respect your opinion and maybe if I knew you and talked to you face to face it would be different. But to pollute a public forum with subtle but hateful remarks, you should reconsider your thought. I am a proud hispanic, and I pride myself on keeping myself informed on topics regarding the city I live in and the people that make our city what we are.. I don't mean to bash or anything as I've read your comments in the past and I can't say I disagree on all. But I believe everyone gets a fair opportunity. My mother can speak and write english. She has an accent but she gets by better than most. IF you saw her you would think she's an average American, as she has light hazel eyes with fair skin. But forget that because it's just a judgement. She FEELS more comfortable voting using a spanish ballott. Instead of belittling a voter over preferences you should be proud that other americans embrace the role of voting as a citizen of the UNITED STATES. Welcome Diana again its 2012 and you can vote so don't take it away from others. Thanks
Mr. RC October 11, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Your so right Lori. We accommodate to "people way to damn much" lol. A perfect example is Women.. If it werent for men accomadating to their constant nagging and begging to be considering equal You probably wouldn't be voting either.. And you have the odasity to question whether people who read any other language other than English lol. Educate yourself first and foremost. Your privelage as a women voting is no different. We are all humans and in America a place founded by immigrants you should learn to embrace this culture because for the most part. It's NOT white America... It's just America... I am not spiteful, nor do I believe woman shouldn't vote. I appreciate woman and the opportunities they are given to strive in the world. Strength comes in numbers and woman finally have a louder voice. But just because you got there don't bash on immigrants and when I say immigrants I mean more than just mexicans or hispanic.Every dumb as in wildomar thinks that it's always the hispanics fault blame the mexicans.. Were all immigrants and there are soo many different races to chose from. Dont be racist, dont hate. You live in AMERICA
Mr. RC October 11, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Your so right Lori. We accommodate to "people way to damn much" lol. A perfect example is Women.. If it werent for men accomadating to their constant nagging and begging to be considering equal You probably wouldn't be voting either.. And you have the odasity to question whether people who read any other language other than English lol. Educate yourself first and foremost. Your privelage as a women voting is no different. We are all humans and in America a place founded by immigrants you should learn to embrace this culture because for the most part. It's NOT white America... It's just America... I am not spiteful, nor do I believe woman shouldn't vote. I appreciate woman and the opportunities they are given to strive in the world. Strength comes in numbers and woman finally have a louder voice. But just because you got there don't bash on immigrants and when I say immigrants I mean more than just mexicans or hispanic.Every dumb as in wildomar thinks that it's always the hispanics fault blame the mexicans.. Were all immigrants and there are soo many different races to chose from. Dont be racist, dont hate. You live in AMERICA
Mr. RC October 11, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Go Obama!!
Mr. RC October 11, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Your right what country are you from last I checked Caucasia doesn't exist genius. I have no doubt your some spic from Ireland or a mut from russia. Why don't we have them round you up so you can eat the same green bologne sandwhiches when they falsely imprison you for looking like a immigrant. Do you know what a immigrant looks like?? or are you just that ignorant and stupid.
Mr. RC October 11, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Thanks for your comment. It shows that by educating yourself a little bit you will strive further than the idiots on this forum. I don't worry though because I get paid twice as much as the "caucasian" guy next to me just because I can speak two languages. .Does he hate me... NOPE!! He actually thinks it's cool and i'm teaching him how to speak the language. If most of you woke up and smelled the coffee like he did and embrace different cultures in America we wouldn't be in a mess all the damn time...
Mr. RC October 11, 2012 at 03:57 PM
I bet they do.. LOL Have you ever been to Orange County the city of Orange, Santa Ana. LA all over the place. San Diego same thing. Im starting to think you never get out of your bubble called Wildomar. Get out and experience the world. Do you eat hot dogs and hamburgers every day. Or wait you wouldn't happen to eat the same garbage us immigrants do.. Like mexican food how disgusting.. Or chinesse food how gross.. Immigrants eat that garbage why would americans Right???? lol Again educate yourself woman, your opinion is your opinion. But you will be called out on your opinion especially when you make women look stupid.
Mr. RC October 11, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Yes sir they will... Everyone needs an honest paying job...
Mr. RC October 11, 2012 at 04:05 PM
America was founded by Eskimos. But I bet the same people who think they are true Americans believe that Columbus really found the US. And I bet they even celebrate Columbus Day. Educate yourselfs people. . IF your willing to dedicate to a rapist, murder, theif then go ahead be my guest. There's plenty more Rapist in the world you can dedicate a day too.. Why not make a Jerry Sandusky day, Columbus raped women and killed childeren but most Americans beg to take the day off bc god forbid they work on his day. Hope you all had fun celebrating a rapist:)
Stan de San Diego October 12, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Mr RC, you miss the point. The ability to read and write English is supposed to be a requirement for citizenship. If people can't communicate in English, they can't follow the candidates/issues and make informed decisions. Or is that what you're really hoping for?
Stan de San Diego October 12, 2012 at 02:52 PM
is that really the best you can do? Grow up.
Stan de San Diego October 12, 2012 at 02:53 PM
> America was founded by Eskimos. Thanks for sharing your ignorance with us.
True Authority October 12, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Ever think people take Columbus Day off, because they just want a day off?

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