Elections Judge Information
Pueblo County is looking for elections judge. These positions are temporary and available only during an election cycle.
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 Pueblo County 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 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:
- 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.
- 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:
720 North Main St. Suite 200 Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 583-6620
Disclosure: This notice is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this notice, nor in any prior or subsequent written or oral statement, creates a contract of employment or any rights in the nature of a guaranteed assignment. These positions are not permanent or full time; they are available only during the election cycle. Employment will be only on a as-needed basis, and a position will not be assured until confirmation of an assignment including where and when you will report by an Elections Department representative.