Attention:

We have started recruiting Election Judges for the 2021 Election.  Interested?  USE THIS LINK, or the "Apply Here" button located at the top of this page, to get started!

Election Judges

 

Become an Election Judge! 

Pitkin County Elections Department is always looking for citizens to serve as Election Judges to assist with the running of our elections. This is a great opportunity to become involved with the democratic process in your community!

We pay our Election Judges a minimum of $13 an hour dependent on their skills / experience. 

Available Positions - click on each category below for a list of positions and descriptions

Polling Place rolesThese Election Judges are assigned duties assisting the public such as greeting, checking-in and registering voters, issuing ballots and watching ballot boxes. The majority of these roles require a good level of computer proficiency.

 

Ballot Processing roles: These Election Judges are responsible for receiving ballots, validating voter signatures, opening envelopes, counting ballots and adjudicating unclear votes. A level of computer proficiency is desired for many of these roles. 

Election HQ roles: These Election Judges assist the office headquarters by providing supplies and services to our areas of operation. 

Requirements

To Qualify as an Election Judge you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Registered to vote in Colorado

  • A resident of Colorado

  • Physically and mentally capable to endure long hours and complete assigned tasks

  • Free of any conviction for fraud or election offenses

  • Not a candidate or an immediate family member of a candidate on the ballot

  • Able to attend required training prior to each election

  • Able to commit to the dates and times for which you are scheduled

Student Election Judges

If you are under 18 you can still take part in the election process as a Student Election Judge. 

To be a Student Election Judge you must be:

  • Be at least 16 years old and a Junior or Senior at a public or private high school

  • Be a registered voter in Colorado - you can now pre-register to vote from age 16

  • Have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian

  • Have the approval of their school's principal or designated administrator

  • Be physically and mentally capable to endure long hours and complete assigned tasks

  • Free of any conviction for fraud or election offenses

  • Not a candidate or an immediate family member of a candidate on the ballot.

  • Able to attend required training prior to each election

  • Able to commit to the dates and times for which you are scheduled