The Douglas County Elections Division welcomes interested citizens to serve as temporary election workers. This is a unique opportunity to get involved in your local government and play a role in the democratic process. Please read through the content below and complete the online Election Judge Interest Survey. Questions? Please email [email protected]
Important information: All election judge activities will be performed in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines regarding the COVID-19 public health event. Roles and responsibilities will be adjusted to ensure the public health and safety of all judges and citizens throughout the election process.
Election Judge Duties
- Assist & direct voters, verify voter identification, register voters, update voter information in the electronic database, and issue ballots at Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPC)
- Monitor drop-off ballot boxes
- Visit Healthcare Facilities to deliver ballots and assist voters
- Transport ballot boxes and supplies
- Process mail ballots
- Count ballots
- Work in the Elections Office performing data entry and answering phones
- Douglas County pays Election Judges for work and for training
Election Judge Requirements
Colorado Revised Statutes §1-6-101(2) establishes qualifications for Election Judges. To be an Election Judge, you must be:
- A United States citizen
- A registered elector who resides in the political subdivision unless otherwise excepted
- Mentally and physically able to perform and complete the assigned tasks
- Free of any conviction for election fraud, fraud, or any other election offenses
- Not related to any candidate on the ballot
- Willing to attend all required training classes
- Some of the following abilities and tasks may be required:
- Lift up to 25 pounds
- Perform tasks in a busy and stressful environment
- Work a long day on Election Day with few breaks (approximately 14 hours)
- Understand and read English
- Sit and/or stand for long periods of time
- Follow very specific directions and abide by legal requirements completely
- Have basic knowledge of computers and be able to learn to use the Statewide voter registration system (includes accurately searching, inputting, and retrieving data)
Student Election Judges
Student Election Judges must meet the following qualifications:
- Be at least 16 years old and a Junior or Senior “in good standing” at a public or private high school at the time of the election at which they plan to work;
- Have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian;
- Have the approval of their school’s principal or designated administrator;
- Be U.S. citizens by the date of the election at which they are scheduled to work;
- Be willing to serve – knowing that Election Day runs from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.;
- Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of an Election Judge;
- Attend a mandatory Election Judge class prior to each election at which they work;
- Never have been convicted of election fraud, other election offenses or fraud; and
- Not be related to any candidate on the ballot in the precinct where they are working.
All applicants must have a Social Security number, which is required on the application. Students cannot be paid without a Social Security number.
Computer Skill Levels (skill level needed will be indicated next to job positions below)
1 – Minimal
2 – Basic – email, internet searches, etc.
3 – Experienced – email, internet searches, data entry, work experience with computers, etc.
Completing this survey does not ensure an appointment as an Election Judge. If appointed, you will receive additional information and an official Certificate of Appointment at a later date. Thank you!