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Election Judge Information

Thank you for your interest in being a Temporary Election Worker! 

Serving as an Election Worker is a rewarding and informative experience.  Election Workers are involved in a multitude of roles including assisting voters and processing ballots with our regular staff.  The Election Department encourages qualified individuals to join our team as Election Workers.

Our positions provide short-term support during the elections process.  The length of assignment ranges from one day up to five weeks starting early October through Election Day.

Position Details:

Ballot Processing Judge Positions
Ballot Intake
   Scan Only/Signature Verification
* Ballot sorting, time/date stamping, and opening
* 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
* 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

 Call Center 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
* Assisting 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


* United States citizen
* Registered to vote in Colorado
* Depending on the position, must be registered with a major political party
* Attend required (paid) trainings
* 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


* Election Judges are paid an hourly wage above minimum wage.

How to get started as an Election Worker:

* Sign-up at your precinct caucus which is held in every even election year. Call your County political party for more information on this.
* Visit our website often for job postings.

Student Election Workers 

The El Paso County Election Department encourages students to participate in the election process by serving as Student Election Judges. Students receive an inside look at the democratic process while being paid. Positions for students are available for all elections.

Student Election Judge Requirements: 
* Be a United States citizen
* Be physically and mentally able to perform and complete assigned tasks
* Attend a class of instruction
* Not have been convicted of election fraud, election offense or fraud
* Not be a candidate whose name appears on the ballot in the precinct where he/she is working nor a member of the immediate family of a candidate on the ballot where he/she is working
* Be sixteen years of age or older and either a junior or senior in good standing attending a public or private secondary educational institution or being home-schooled

Have parental or legal guardian consent to serve as a Student Election Judge

Please complete the Student Election Judge Application. It is in Adobe Acrobat format, which requires you to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your system for viewing.

Completed applications may be faxed to (719) 520-7327, emailed to, or mailed to: El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, Election Department, PO Box 2007, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2007. If you have any questions, please call (719) 575-VOTE (8683).


If you would like us to visit your school for a brief presentation about the election process and becoming a Student Election Judge, please contact our office at (719) 575-VOTE (8683).