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Election Judges

The Arapahoe 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. Positions are paid. Wages start at $12 per hour. Paid training is provided.
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REQUIREMENTS

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Registered to vote in Colorado
  • A resident of Colorado
  • Physically and mentally able to perform the duties
  • Free of any conviction for fraud or election offenses
  • Not a candidate or a family member of a candidate on the ballot
  • Must work all dates and trainings for which you are hired
  • Arrange your own transportation to and from your work location
  • Provide your own meals/beverages for your shift
A male and female election worker sit at table opening ballot envelopes

HOW TO APPLY

We are now hiring!

Please complete an online application to serve in the June 26, 2018 Primary Election. Your application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Please click and apply for every job opening that interests you. We are accepting applications until April 30. An email address is required to apply. 

Or, you may complete our Election Judge Interest Form if you would like to receive information on how to only serve in the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election. We will need many more election judges in the General Election. We will email you when we begin our hiring process in the Summer. 

Tens and adults stand at table and handle ballot envelopes

REQUIREMENTS

  • Age 16 or 17 and Junior or Senior in good standing in high school
  • A U.S. citizen on Election Day
  • A resident of Colorado
  • Physically and mentally able to perform the duties
  • Free of any conviction for fraud or election offenses
  • Not a family member of a candidate on the ballot
  • Must be available to work on Election Day, Nov. 6
  • Arrange your own transportation to and from your work location
  • Provide your own meals/beverages for your shift
Student Election Judge sits at a table in a gym between male and female adult election workers.

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete our Student Election Judge Application Form if you would like to serve in the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election.

We will contact you to let you know if your application has been approved and provide details about your role and schedule on Election Day.

Positions

Election workers assist voters at our Voter Service and Polling Centers across the county, or help with processing ballots at the Arapahoe County Elections Facility in Littleton. Positions include:

Two female election workers open mail ballot envelopes at a table.

Assists with receiving and processing mail ballot envelopes at the Arapahoe County Elections Facility. May assist with specialized functions, such as verifying voter signatures, scanning voted ballots, or adjudicating ballots if the voter’s marks are unclear.

Two election workers remove ballot envelopes from 24-hour ballot box

Responsible for daily pick-up and transport of ballots and supplies from ballot drop-off locations and Voter Service and Polling Centers, and for collecting mail ballots from the Denver General Mail Facility. (Vehicle is provided.)

Five election judges sit at laptops at a table in a Voter Service and Polling Center.

Assists voters at a Voter Service and Polling Center in Arapahoe County. Duties include opening and closing the VSPC, offering voter services and registration, issuing ballots and reconciling paperwork each day. Computer proficiency and proficiency in Spanish are highly desired.

Two female student election workers speak to each other and smile next to a ballot box inside a voting location.

As a Student Election Judge, high school juniors and seniors can experience the election first-hand by assisting with processing ballots at our Elections Facility in Littleton, and assisting voters at our Voter Service and Polling Centers. You will serve alongside adult election workers on November 6 General Election Day. You’ll earn paid wages for your time, perform a valuable service for your community, and gain experience that looks great on a college application or résumé!

Contact Us

Adults, please apply now to serve in the June 26, 2018 Primary Election. Positions are limited. We are accepting applications until April 30. If you prefer to only serve in the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election, you may complete our Election Judge Interest Form. We will email you when we begin our hiring process in the Summer. 

Students, please complete our Student Election Judge Application if you would like to serve in the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election. 

For information, please contact:
Karen Hart, Election Judge Coordinator
Phone: 303-795-4763
Email: electionjudge@arapahoegov.com