Do You Want to Be an Election Judge?

The next Larimer County Election will be the 2021 Coordinated Election on November 2, 2021

Recruitment will begin in the summer of 2021.

If you are interested in being an Election Judge for this election:

  • Read the information on this page and
  • Complete the "2021 Larimer County Election Judge Interest form" online even if you have served as an Election Judge in the past.  The link is located the bottom of this page.

Election Judge Duties

  • Greet & assist voters, register voters, update voter information in the electronic database, and issue ballots at Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPC)
  • Monitor drop-off ballot boxes
  • Visit Healthcare Facilities to deliver ballots and assist voters
  • Transport ballot boxes and supplies
  • Process mail ballots
  • Count ballots
  • Work in the Elections Office performing data entry and answering phones
  • Assist with IT Support/Setup

Election Judges are paid $12 per hour for working and training

Election Judge Requirements

Colorado Revised Statutes §1-6-101 establishes qualifications for Election Judges. To be an Election Judge, you must be:  

  • A United States citizen
  • A registered elector who resides in the political subdivision unless otherwise excepted
  • Mentally and physically able to perform and complete the assigned tasks
  • Free of any conviction of election fraud, fraud, or any other election offenses
  • Not related to any candidate on the ballot
  • Willing to attend all required training classes

Depending on the position, some of the following abilities and tasks may be required:

  • Lift up to 25 pounds
  • Perform tasks in a busy and stressful environment
  • Work a long day on Election Day with few breaks (approximately 14 hours)
  • Understand and read English
  • Sit and/or stand for long periods of time
  • Follow very specific directions and abide by legal requirements completely
  • Have basic knowledge of computers and be able to learn to use the Statewide voter registration system (includes accurately searching, inputting, and retrieving data)

Election Judge Interest Form

Click HERE for the 2021 Election Judge Interest Form!


2020 W2 Forms and Income Tax Information

If you made under $600 for the year, as an Election Judge, you will not receive a W-2 for 2020. However, your election pay may still be considered taxable income, and should be reported appropriately. Please consult your tax preparer regarding reporting income received.

If you made $600 or over for the year, as an Election Judge, you will receive a W-2 for 2020.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Payroll Department of Larimer County Human Resources: Amy O'Donnell, 970-498-5991

Per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Larimer County will provide a reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with a disability who need assistance.  Services can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice.  Please email us at or by calling 970/498-7820 or Relay Colorado 711. "Walk-in" requests for auxiliary aids and services will be honored to the extent possible but may be unavailable if advance notice is not provided.

Contact Elections

200 W. Oak St., Suite 5100, Fort Collins, CO 80521
PO Box 1547, Fort Collins CO  80522

HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (except holidays)
PHONE: (970) 498-7820
FAX:  (970) 498-7847
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