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Election Judges

The Arapahoe County Elections Division welcomes interested citizens to serve as temporary election workers for each election. This is a unique opportunity to get involved in your local government and play a role in the democratic process.

For the November 2021 Coordinated Election, job listings will be posted in August.  Please check back then.

For the November 2021 Coordinated Election, Arapahoe County will hire  approximately 100 Election Judges.  

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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

Interested in becoming an election judge?  Complete the interest form and we will add you to our mailing list! 

Positions

Various opportunities to work the November Coordinated Election will open in August.  Below are the types of positions normally needed each election.

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

The Arapahoe County Elections Warehouse is the hub of all the Ballot Processing for the county.  Election Judges may be assigned to work in a variety of different positions (Signature Verification, Ballot Opening, Tabulation) and may have the opportunity to be cross trained in other positions. 

All of the Ballot Processing positions are located at the Arapahoe County Elections Warehouse, 5251 S Federal Blvd. Littleton, 80123.  There is AMPLE FREE PARKING.  Shifts for Ballot Processing positions may vary, and Ballot Processing Judges could be called upon to work weekends.  On Election Day, the work hours are long and you will be expected to stay for your entire shift! 

Check back later for openings.

The Ballot Security Team begins their shift at the Arapahoe County Elections Warehouse, 5251 S Federal Blvd. Littleton, 80123.  The Ballot Security Team may work 7 days a week, and hours are varied but typically in the morning.  Election day hours are long, and flexibility is a must!

Check back later for openings.

 

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

VSPC - Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) are opened in advance of elections for early voting, and are located throughout Arapahoe County.

 

VSPCs are open Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 1 pm, and Election Day 7 am to 7 pm. Election Judges typically arrive 30 minutes before and stay 30 minutes after these times, and must be available to work their entire schedule, including the long hours on Election Day (which may keep Election Judges at the VSPCs until 11 pm on Election Night).  For the General Election, Election Judges will specialize in one or two positions, and will be assigned to a specific VSPC location. 

Check back later for openings.

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 elections first-hand by assisting voters at our Voter Service and Polling Centers. Students will serve alongside adult election workers on election day only during General elections, earn paid wages for their time, perform a valuable service for the community, and gain experience that looks great on a college application or résumé! 

Check back later for other opportunities that may become available at Arapahoe County Elections!

Contact Us

For information, please contact:
Election Judge Coordinator
Email: electionjudge@arapahoegov.com