El Paso County hiring 500 election judges for November election

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Election judge Michael Michalek, left, directs voter Nicholas Garza on where to pick up his ballot at a drive-thru location outside the Denver Election Commission building, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Election judge Michael Michalek, left, directs voter Nicholas Garza on where to pick up his ballot at a drive-thru location outside the Denver Election Commission building, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s office is hiring 500 people to serve as temporary election judges for the 2020 general election.

Election judges provide short-term support during the elections process. Assignment lengths range from three days to five weeks. Dates range from late September through Election Day, which is November 3.

Pay starts at $15,50 per hour.

Applications are available on the El Paso County Human Resources website, or by clicking here.

The following types of jobs are available, according to the county:

Call Center Representative

  • Provides excellent customer service and information to voters by responding to routine inbound phone inquiries.  Must be able to take detailed messages, perform basic data entry and possess excellent customer service skills. 

Data Entry Clerk

  • Provides administrative data entry support to the Elections Department through the statewide database, ensuring accuracy and adhering to department rules and regulations.  

Ballot Processing Judge

  • Ballot sorting
  • Scanning undelivered ballots
  • Identifying signature discrepancies
  • Ensuring there are no major tears and/or blemishes on ballot that would hinder the counting process

Voter Service and Polling Center Judge

  • Assists in daily operations of Voter Service and Polling Center(s), including registering voters, voter address changes, issuing ballots, instructing voters to complete and sign applicable forms and comply with election laws and rules.

Ballot Runner

  • Collects ballots from secure 24/7 drop-off locations and Voter Service and Polling Centers.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Registered to vote in Colorado.
  • Depending on the position, must be registered with a major political party.
  • Typing speed of 30 WPM.
  • Ability to follow rules and regulations as outlined in procedure manuals.
  • Ability to adhere to ethical standards of conduct.
  • Must be punctual, detail-oriented, organized, cooperative, flexible, and able to follow instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with County staff and public in person and/or by phone.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Must possess attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including but not limited to a computer, 10-key calculator, telephone, copy machine, scanner, and printer for particular job assignments.
  • Ability to multitask and shift priorities and schedule as needed would be ideal.
  • Must pass conditional post-offer background investigation.

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