Bilingual Interpreters

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Training for Bilingual Interpreters is now closed. If you're an interpreter who completed training and are working on Election Day, Tuesday, May 17th, please check the following document for assignment.

All assigned interpreters should arrive at their polling place by 6:30 AM.Please Click here:

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.

Compensation

  • $95 for Election Day (Polls Open to Polls Close – 7AM to 8PM)
  • Additional Stipend for Training

COVID-19

The City Commissioners will be providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all poll workers.

**Upon arrival, please be sure to check that all P.P.E delivered with the Voting machines is unpacked**

PPE for POLLWORKERS:

  1. Sanitary protective gloves
  2. FDA approved surgical masks
  3. Disinfectant antibacterial wipes
  4. Hand sanitizer kits
  5. Plexi glass barrier shields

Virtual Training for Bilingual Interpreters is now available. Please complete the required information at interpreter.philadelphiavotes.com to access the training. Those who successfully complete the training module will receive a certificate of appointment.

Questions about serving?

Contact Michelle.Montalvo@Phila.gov or call 215 685 4811