Election Judge Information 

Why We Need Election Judges

Our Election Office employs a team of full-time employees. In order to successfully administer any election, we need assistance from Election Judges. In addition to providing a service, judges also help ensure that elections are conducted in a fair and impartial manner.

Prior to serving, Election Judges must take an oath promising to uphold the integrity of the election. Election Judges are assigned to work in bipartisan teams.


The duties of an Election Judge vary depending on the job assigned. Election Judges typically work 2-3 weeks during an election, though some elections may have positions that are only 2 or 4 days. Positions in Voter Service Polling Centers (VSPCs) require at least one additional training day. Election Judge positions are paid, as well as training. Election Judges are required to work for the full length of their position, not just one day or shift, and any schedule restrictions during the election are strongly discouraged. We take chain of custody very seriously – every judge is half of a pair of different affiliations – so if you cancel, call off, or just don’t show up it puts a significant strain on operations. Below is a list of the dates we will need Election Judges for 2024, though most positions will not work the entire date range listed.

Upcoming 2024 Elections

2024 Presidential Primary Election: February 2nd – March 5th (Election Day)

2024 State Primary Election: May 24th – June 25th (Election Day)

2024 General Election: October 4th – November 5th (Election Day)


How Judges Are Hired

By law, judges are hired in a specific order:

  • Voters that participated in local caucuses
  • Voters that are recommended by Major Parties
  • Eligible voters that may have expressed interest in working

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Qualifying the voter;
  • Assisting voters with the voting process;
  • Assisting and/or managing the opening and closing of the election polls;
  • Be available to work on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m.

To be qualified to work as an Election Judge, at a minimum you must:

  •  Be a registered elector who resides 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 a U.S. citizen by the date of the election at which you 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 you will work.
  • Have never been convicted of election fraud, any other election offense, or fraud.
  • Neither a candidate whose name appears on the ballot in the precinct that you are appointed to serve nor a member of the immediate family, related by blood or marriage to the second degree, nor a candidate whose name appears on the ballot in the precinct that they are appointed to serve.
  • Pass a CBI background check.

If you would like to be an Election Judge, the best way is to attend Caucus for your party. Caucus happens in March every even-numbered year.
You can also fill out an application and send it to us. You can access the Election Judge application here or come down to the Election Office.

Contact Information
201 W 8th St – 7th Floor / Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 583-6620
E-mail: [email protected]

To contact the parties directly:
Pueblo County Democratic Party                        Pueblo County Republican Party
602 W. 9th St., Pueblo, CO 81003                     614 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 546-2745                                     Phone: (719) 295-0600