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Working the Polls

Bilingual Interpreters

Duties of Bilingual Interpreters

  • Assist Limited English Proficient voters by translating voting information and providing interpretation during the voting process.
  • Ensure that all signs provided to the Election Board indicating the availability of language assistance are posted inside and outside of the polling location.

In the event an in-person bilingual interpreter is not available in the language needed, an Election Board Official will dial the phone number on the Language Identification Guide and contact an interpreter using the cell phone provided to the Election Board.


  • $180 for Election Day (Polls Open to Polls Close – 7AM to 8PM)
  • Additional $50 Stipend for Training.

*Bilingual interpreters supporting two divisions or holding another position on the Election Board would in no event receive more than $295 for working one election.

If you would like to be considered for an appointment as a bilingual interpreter, you may fill out the form below:

Questions about serving?

Contact or call 215-685-4811.

Questions about accessing language support for voters? Read about our Language Accessibility in Philly.