Become an Election Judge

Who Can Be an Election Judge
If you are a Colorado registered voter, you can become an election judge. You must never have been convicted of an election-related offense, such as election fraud. You must also be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of an election judge. Family members of candidates appearing on the ballot may not serve as election judges.

How to Become an Election Judge
If you are a Colorado registered voter, you may become an election judge by contacting your local political party or by contacting the Adams County Election Office at 720.523.6500. Colorado law provides that the number of election judges serving should be balanced, as closely as possible, between the two major political parties (Democrat and Republican). However, voters who are unaffiliated or who are affiliated with a minor political party (such as Libertarian or similar party) may also serve as election judges.

If you are interested in becoming an election judge, please complete the Election Judge Interest Survey. You can also sign up to be an election judge online, through this survey.

The amount of pay is $13.00 per hour, including training. You will also have the opportunity to meet many of your neighbors if you work in a vote center on election day and make a great contribution to democracy for your community, county and state.

Student Election Judges / Volunteers
Even before you turn 18 and are eligible to vote, you can take part in the election process by serving as a student election judge. Certification forms for student election judges must be completed by the school you attend and your parent/guardian. Click here to access the certification form. To be a student election judge, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be 16 or 17 years old and either a junior or senior in good standing, in a public or private school or home schooled
  • Attend required instruction class
  • Be free of any conviction for fraud or election offenses
  • Be mentally and physically able to perform assigned tasks
  • Not be a family member of a current candidate
  • Have consent from a parent/guardian and school official
  • Be a United States citizen



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