SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -

Santa Cruz County elections officials are looking for a few good men and women....150, to be exact.

Volunteers are needed to work the polls for the June 3 election. The elections department needs 33 people to work as inspectors at local polling places, 47 people to help manage the voting equipment and another 70 to serve as election clerks.

To be eligible, a person must be a registered voter and a legal resident, or a high school student age 16 or over with at least a 2.5 grade point average. Polling places open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Poll workers must report to duty an hour prior to opening the polls and must stay two or more hours after the polls close.

Poll workers will be paid $75 for clerks and $100 for inspectors, plus an additional $20 for attending the training class if they complete their service at the polls. People who speak Spanish, Tagalog or Chinese are especially needed.

For more information or to apply, contact Lynn Stipes at the Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections Department at 454-2416 or email lynnstipes@santacruzcounty.us. Interested individuals can also contact Jana Vargas at 454-2513 or  jana.vargas@santacruzcounty.us. More information is also available online.