Pollworkers/Judges (Join Our Team!)

What does an Election Judge do?

Election Judges (interchangeably called Pollworkers) provide assistance to the County Clerk and Elections staff in order to properly conduct elections.  Election judges are compensated for their time as temporary County staff.

Roles

  • Greeter
  • Electronic Poll Book Judge
  • Paper Ballot Judge
  • Electronic Ballot Judge
  • Ballot Box Judge
  • Supervisor Judge
  • Ballot Collection Judge ("Runner")
  • Post-Election Audit Boards: Risk-Limiting Audit & Canvass
  • Counting Center Judges (Signature Verification, Adjudication & Scanning/Tabulation)

Election Judges must meet the following qualifications:

  • Registered electors who reside in the political subdivision, unless otherwise excepted, and are willing to serve - knowing that Election Day runs from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.;
  • Be U.S. citizens by the date of the election at which they are scheduled to work;
  • 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 been convicted of election fraud, any other election offense, or fraud; and
  • Neither a candidate whose name appears on the ballot in the precinct that they are appointed to serve nor a member of the immediate family, related by blood or marriage to the second degree, of a candidate whose name appears on the ballot in the precinct that they are appointed to serve.
  • Get involved and assist voters on Election Day.

How to Express Interest

Reach out to County Clerk Kathleen Neel Kathy.Neel@summitcountyco.gov or (970) 453-3471

Student Election Judges

Gain experience by assisting with the carrying out of a Summit County, Colorado election!  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;
  • Submit an application to the Clerk & Recorder's Office;
  • 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.