Why We Need Election Judges
Our Election Office consists of 8 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. Some judges will work one day, some judges will work up to 20 days. Pueblo County compensates each Judge based on the job that they are assigned.
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
If you are interested in serving, you may complete and return the Election Judge Application or check the "I would like to be an election judge" box on the Colorado Voter Registration form.
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, at a minimum you must:
1. 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.
2. Be a U.S. citizen by the date of the election at which you are scheduled to work;
3. Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of an Election Judge;
4. Attend a mandatory Election Judge class prior to each election at which you will work;
5. Have never been convicted of election fraud, any other election offense, or fraud; and
6. 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, of a candidate whose name appears on the ballot in the precinct that they are appointed to serve.
7. Pass a CBI background check.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in working a partisan election as a Democrat please contact:
Pueblo County Democratic Party
602 W. 9th St., Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 546-2745
If you are interested in working a partisan election as a Republican please contact:
Pueblo County Republican Party
6 Avis Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005
Phone: (719) 295-0600
If you are interested in working a non-partisan election please contact our department or fill out the form below and return it to:
720 North Main St. Suite 200 Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 583-6620
E-mail: [email protected]