How To Become an Election Judge

Would you like to serve as Election Judge? You must be a registered voter in the State of Colorado. This is a paid position.

Please contact Sahari McCormick 303-582-5321 or [email protected] if you are interested in becoming a judge or would like more information. You can also sign up at a party caucus.

Election Judge Benchmarks

Elections in the State of Colorado are all mail ballot with an option for voters to also vote in person (June 28, 2022 Election is at the Old Courthouse in Central City). 
There are several types of judges needed:

Mail Processing Judge: 2 types:

1: Pick up the mail at the post office and remote ballot drop off boxes followed by Signature Verification. Must have a valid Drivers’ License and pass the MVR background check to be the driver for pickup.

2: Open envelopes and sort/batch ballots.

Background check is required for both positions.

SCORE and Signature Verification Judge: Duties include accessing the Statewide Voter Registration System (SCORE), giving credit for voting when ballot is received, and conducting signature verification.  Need computer skills with good organizational skills. Requires a background check and SCORE/SANS training.

VSPC Judge – Processes in person voters at the Vote Center. Ability to explain the electronic voting process. This is a full day position but can be made half day if enough interest is expressed. Requires a background check, computer skills to access the Statewide Voter System, SCORE/SANS training and possess excellent customer service skills.

Count and Adjudication Judge –Runs voted ballots thru the counting machine. Determine voter intent when the voting machine cannot determine how the voter voted. Requires a background check and advanced computer skills. Must be detail oriented and have good organizational skills.

Other requirements:

  • Must be a registered elector of the State of Colorado. (CRS 1-6-101).
  • Must be physically and mentally able to perform and complete the assigned tasks (CRS 1-6-101(2) (b)).
  • Must attend a class of instruction concerning the tasks of an election judge prior to working (CRS 1-6-101(2) (c)).
  • Have never have been convicted of any election offense or fraud (CRS 1-6-101(2) (d)). A criminal background check is run on all election judges.
  • Are neither a candidate whose name appears on the ballot nor a member of immediate family, related by blood, marriage, or civil union to the second degree of a candidate whose name appears on the ballot in the precinct that they are appointed to serve.(CRS 1-6-101(2) (e)).
  • Must be able to provide your own transportation.
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