Arapahoe County is now hiring more than 400 paid temporary election workers for the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election. Wages start at $13.50 per hour and paid training is provided. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by Oct. 1 at www.ArapahoeVotes.com/Election-Judges.
“We invite citizens to join our elections team and help to support our democracy for this important election,” said Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane. “Serving as an election worker is a great opportunity to get involved in your local government, earn a competitive wage, and gain experience that looks great on a résumé.”
The Elections Division will hire approximately:
65 workers to process mail ballots at the Elections Facility in Littleton, such as receiving and opening mail ballot envelopes, verifying voters’ signatures and scanning voted ballots; 20 workers to pick up and transport mail ballots from ballot boxes daily in a provided vehicle; and more than 300 election judges are needed to assist citizens at 28 Voter Service and Polling Centers, where they will handle voter registration and check-in, support in-person voters and answer questions.
Dates and shifts vary, but workers are generally needed for part-time and full-time shifts on weekdays and Saturdays from mid-to-late October and early November. Some shifts will start in mid-October, while others will take place November 3-6. Individuals who are computer proficient and/or fluent in Spanish are highly encouraged to apply.
Deidre Warner, a local real estate agent, has served as an Election Judge for Arapahoe County in the 2018 Primary and 2016 Presidential elections, and will serve as a Supervisor Judge at a Voter Service and Polling Center for the Nov. 8 General Election. She had been seeking volunteer positions to contribute to her community when she received an email from Arapahoe County calling for election judges in 2016.
“I’ve voted in the past, and I was interested in learning more about the elections process and what went on behind-the-scenes. I have flexible hours as a Realtor, which made this a possibility,” said Warner. As an election judge, she has enjoyed meeting other election judges and interacting with members of the public who are excited to participate in their democracy.
“Don’t let the title of ‘election judge’ intimidate you. It’s doable for any adult. I take pride in being a part of such an important process,” Warner said. “We uphold the integrity of the election by making sure that everyone who is eligible to vote can do so.”
Interested candidates may learn more and apply online at www.ArapahoeVotes.com/Election-Judges. An email address is required to apply. Your application can be used to apply for more than one position.