Bilingual Interpreters

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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.

Training

The City Commissioners require that all bilingual interpreters complete a certification training. The virtual training provided consists of the following:

  1. Training video: https://vimeo.com/467856588
  2. Training Video Addendum: https://vimeo.com/467869848
  3. Powerpoint: Poll Interpreter Training Slides Fall 2020
  4. The ABC’s of Interpreting for the Election: ABC's of Interpreting for General Election 2020

Compensation

Questions Please contact michelle.montalvo@phila.gov if you have any questions.

  • $200 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

PPE for VOTERS:

  • Handheld sanitizer pump bottle ◼ Disposable poly gloves (ONE GLOVE FOR EACH VOTER)