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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 $13.50 per hour. Paid training is provided. Election Judge positions are open, and interviews are occurring for the November General Election. The assignments for Election Judges are based off of applicant interest and experience, areas of election need, and political party affiliation balance. For the November 2020 General Election, Arapahoe County will hire more than 400 Election Judges. Election Judges receive an hourly rate of pay.

Election Judge positions are open, and interviews are occurring for the November General Election. 

The assignments for Election Judges are based off of applicant interest and experience, areas of election need, and political party affiliation balance.  For the November 2020 General Election, Arapahoe County will hire more than 400 Election Judges.  Election Judges receive an hourly rate of pay.

Four election judges sitting at a table

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

Complete the online application for any of the positions listed below:

 

 

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.

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 and may have the opportunity to be cross trained in other positions. 

All of these positions work 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! 

Signature Verification

  • Learn established signature verification guidelines of the Colorado Secretary of State
  • Review signatures on ballot envelopes and compare them to what’s online in the voter record
  • Work in collaboration with a bipartisan teammate to discuss any discrepant signatures
  • Spend entire shift viewing and verifying data on a computer screen
  • High attention to detail and level of accuracy needed
  • Excellent computer comfort level required

Ballot Opening

  • Remove ballots from envelopes
  • Prepare and flatten ballots for scanning and tabulation
  • Remove tabs from ballots as needed
  • Identify damaged ballots
  • Attention to detail
  • Patience and flexibility a plus

Tabulation

  • Feed ballots into scanners
  • Operate the ballot scanner computer
  • Enter ballot counts by batch into laptop
  • Box scanned ballots
  • Adjudicate ballots using the Secretary of State Voter Intent Guide to resolve ballot discrepancies
  • Attention to detail required

Interested? Complete the online application.

The Ballot Security Team begins their shift at the Arapahoe County Elections Warehouse.  In bipartisan teams of two (2) they depart the facility, in county or rental vehicles, with supplies for the VSPCs (Voter Service and Polling Centers).  They transports ballots from VSPC locations and 24-hour ballot drop boxes back to the Elections Warehouse.  Other stops may include the General Mail Facility and Arapahoe County Jail.  This position does require a good driving record and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs with the assistance of a partner.  For the General Election, the position begins on Thursday, October 8 with onboarding and training, and runs through November 4.  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!

Interested? Complete the online application.

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

Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) are opened as early as October 19 during the election season, and are located throughout Arapahoe County.  For the General Election, there will be 30 VSPCs open, located in Aurora, Byers, Littleton and Centennial.  These remote locations of the Arapahoe County Elections Division provide the following services to voters:

  • Voter Registration or voter updates
  • In-person ballot distribution to allow for voting on paper or via a tablet marking device which is compliant with HAVA and ADA requirements
  • Statewide and provisional ballots
  • Replacement ballots
  • Ballot boxes for in-person ballots and returned mail ballots

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.  Paid training will be provided for the assigned position(s).

Greeter Judge

  • Performs opening and closing procedures for Greeter Judge
  • Greets voters, poll watchers and the general public, and directs them to the ballot box, registration table or supervisor
  • Ensures that voters with mail ballots have signed and sealed their return envelopes
  • Monitors and guards the ballot boxes
  • Hands out “I Voted” stickers as voters deposit their ballots
  • Utilizes iPads to document wait time tracking
  • Friendly and welcoming personalities wanted!

Ballot and Registration Judge

  • Processes voter registrations and updates on laptop computers using webSCORE
  • Completes all ballot requests
  • Administers paper ballots, and correct ballot styles for voter to submit to Tech Judge 
  • Completes label tracking log
  • May assist with end-of-day procedures and reconciliations
  • Must be comfortable and competent on a computer
  • Attention to detail desired

Tech/Tablet Judge

  • Programs tablet marking device if a voter would like to vote on a tablet and not a paper ballot
  • Assists voters on tablet device as requested
  • Troubleshoots technical equipment as required
  • Completes tablet label tracking log
  • Willingness to be on your feet for most of the day needed!

Back-up VSPC Election Judge

Back-up VSPC Election Judges are trained on all VSPC Judge positions and may fill-in at the last minute if a VSPC Election Judge does not show up for their assignment, falls ill or is relieved of their assignment.

Interested? Complete the online application.

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 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!

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
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HOW TO APPLY

Complete the online Student Election Judge Interest form below to be considered for the 2020 General Election:

Student Election Judge Interest Form

 

Health Care Facility Judge (HCF) – Health Care Facility Judges begin working on October 8 with onboarding and training.  Two bipartisan teams will visit qualifying Health Care Facilities throughout Arapahoe County during the weeks leading up to the election, to deliver ballots to registered voters, collect Voter Registration Forms and pick up ballot boxes.  The teams meet at the Elections Warehouse each morning, collect ballots and supplies for their assigned stops, deliver ballots to HCFs, and return to the facility to pick up and deliver voted ballots to the Warehouse receiving area in a secure ballot box.  Shifts vary and may work Monday – Saturday until Election Day.  Must be flexible, patient and personable to deal with schedule changes, delays and a variety of HCF staff. 

Election Night Ballot Security – The Ballot Security Team begins their shift at the Arapahoe County Elections Warehouse.  In bipartisan teams of two (2) they depart the facility, in private vehicles, and head to 24-hour ballot drop boxes.  At 7 PM on Election Night, the Election Night Ballot Security lock up the boxes.  They then extract ballots from those boxes and bring them back to the Elections Warehouse to go through the receiving process.  Election Night Ballot Security are compensated for mileage in the event that they drive their own vehicle.  A good driving record, and reliable transportation are a must!

Contact Us

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