Length of Assignment

Length of election judge assignments range from one day to five weeks, starting as early as October up through Election Day. 

Are you interested in being part of the Elections Team responsible for making every vote count in El Paso County? 


By becoming an election judge for an election, you learn about the elections process, and are a vital part of continuing the legacy of free and fair elections in El Paso County. 


Contact your respective party to learn more, or call us with questions. (719) 575-VOTE (8683).

 

Position Details


Ballot Processing Judge Positions

Ballot Intake

   - Ballot sorting, time/date stamping, and opening


Scan Only/Signature Verification

   - Scanning undelivered ballots
   - Scanning ballot envelopes into computer system identifying those needing additional attention
   - Comparing signature on ballot envelope with voter’s signature on file
   - Identifying signature discrepancies


Pre-Processing
   - Removal of ballots from envelope and secrecy sleeve as well as removal of ballot stub
   - Ensuring there are no major tears and/or blemishes on ballots that would hinder the counting process

Voter Service and Polling Center Judge

Assist in daily operations of Voter Service and Polling Center(s), including registering voters, voter address changes, issuing ballots, instructing voters to complete and sign applicable forms, and comply with election laws and rules

Phone Bank Representative

Provide customer service and information to voters by responding to routine inbound phone inquiries

   
Data Entry Clerk

Provide administrative data entry support to the Elections Department through the statewide database ensuring accuracy and adhering to department rules and regulations  

Ballot Runner

Collect ballots from secure 24/7 drop-off locations and Voter Service and Polling Centers


Outdoor Ballot Box Attendant/Curbside Judge

Assist in the orderly voter flow at secure 24/7 drop-off locations on Election Day

Working Conditions

  • Employees are responsible for their own transportation to work site(s) as assigned
  • May be required to lift office supplies
  • Duties are performed primarily in an office environment; however, some employees may be asked to drive during the course and scope of their duties
  • At times, staff may be required to travel to training and/or meetings or work additional hours
  • Employees may be dispatched to other office facilities throughout the work day or to other locations throughout the County
  • Some night and weekend work may be required


Qualifications

  • United States citizen
  • Registered to vote in Colorado
  • Depending on the position, must be registered with a major political party
  • Attend required training(s) - training time is paid for
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required (unless still in high school)
  • Sworn as deputy of the Clerk and Recorder’s Office to discharge the duties conveyed by statute
  • Ability to follow rules and regulations as outlined in procedure manuals
  • Adhere to ethical standards of conduct
  • Must be punctual, detail-oriented, organized, cooperative, flexible, and able to follow instructions
  • Ability to effectively communicate with County staff and public in person and/or by phone
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including but not limited to a computer, 10-key calculator, telephone, copy machine, scanner, and printer (for particular job assignments)
  • Must pass conditional post-offer background investigation and motor vehicle check (as appropriate to the assignment)
  • Ability to work various shifts and times; overtime and weekend hours may be required
  • Ability to perform essential functions of the job
  • Possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver’s License and provide proof of an appropriate level of personal vehicle insurance (for particular job assignments)
  • Must certify in writing that certain Election Judge qualifications will be met


Required Skills


  • Teamwork and accuracy
  • Ability to multitask and shift priorities and schedules as needed
  • Attention to detail


Preferred Skills
 

  • Typing speed of 30 WPM (for particular job assignments)
  • Moderate computer proficiency desired, but not required for all positions


Compensation


Election Judges are paid an hourly wage above minimum wage (usually $10/hr)

Election Judges