Teller County Clerk and Recorder

Elections Department


Election Judge Information
Promote Democracy - Serve as an Election Judge during Early Voting or on Election Day!

Election Judges must meet the following qualifications:

    • Registered electors who reside in Teller County, and are willing to serve – knowing that Election Day runs from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (possibly or later)
    • 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 or classes 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.
    • Get involved and assist voters on Election Day. Earn extra money (pay varies by position).

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.

Complete this application and submit to your party chair or to the Elections Department. Click here to open application.

Student Election Judges must meet the following qualifications:

    • Be at least 16 years old and a Junior or Senior “in good standing” at a public or private high school or home schooled at the time of the election at which they plan to work;
    • Submit an application;
    • Have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian;
    • Have the approval of their school’s principal or designated administrator;
    • Be U.S. citizens by the date of the election at which they are scheduled to work;
    • Be willing to serve – knowing that Election Day runs from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.;
    • 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 have been convicted of election fraud, other election offenses or fraud; and
    • Not be related to any candidate on the ballot in the precinct where they are working.

Complete this application and have it signed by your parent or legal guardian and the appropriate official at your school and return it to the Elections Department. Click here to open application.

All applicants must have a Social Security number. Judges cannot be paid without a Social Security number.

If you have questions, please contact the Election Department at 719-689-2951