Do You Want to Be an Election Judge?

If you are interested in being an Election Judge for the November 5, 2019 Coordinated Election, please read the following and complete the "2019 Larimer County Election Judge Application" located at the bottom of this page (even if you have served as an Election Judge before).

Election Judge Duties

  • Assist & direct voters, verify voter identification, 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

Larimer County pays Election Judges for working and for training.

Election Judge Requirements

Colorado Revised Statutes §1-6-101(2) 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 for election fraud, fraud, or any other election offenses
  • Not related to any candidate on the ballot
  • Willing to attend all required training classes

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)

Judge Application

Apply to be an Election Judge: 
Download, print, and mail in a  2019 ELECTION JUDGE APPLICATION 

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 2018. 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 2018.

Contact Information

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

Contact Elections

200 W. Oak Street, Fifth Floor, Fort Collins, CO 80521
HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (except holidays)
PHONE: (970) 498-7820
FAX:  (970) 498-7847
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