Election Judge Information
Who Can Be an Election Judge
Anyone who is a registered voter in Adams County can become an election judge. You must never have been convicted of an election related offense, such as election fraud, and you must 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 an Adams County 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.
The amount of pay varies depending on the duties of the election judge
. Computer / poll book judges, for example, are currently paid $125 per day for election day and $10 for attending the class of instruction. Other judges may be paid by the hour or by each day of service. 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
Student election judge certification forms for completion by the school
and parent / guardian are available through the Adams County Election
Office. Student election judges must meet the following qualifications:
- Must be 16 or 17 years old and either a junior or senior in good standing in a public or private school or home schooled
- Must attend required instruction class
- Must be free of any conviction for fraud or election offenses
- Must be mentally and physically able to perform assigned tasks
- Must not be a member of the family of a current candidate
- Must have consent from a parent or guardian and school official
- Must be a United States citizen