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  • Student Election Judges Program

    Students can now experience the grass roots, Election Day process and learn as they earn extra money. 

    Colorado Student Election Judge Program Application You are now leaving the jeffco.us website to an external site

    How to Become a Student Election Judge

    Students should obtain application materials from their school liaison. Your school liaison may be a career counselor or a teacher in the area of social studies, political science, civics, etc. Materials include a student application and permission slip (requiring a parent or legal guardian signature) and a student election judge approval form (requiring the school principal or designated administrator signature).
    Completed materials must be returned to the school liaison, which will then forward a list of eligible and interested students to the Elections division.

    Eligible, home-schooled students may contact the Elections division for application materials.

    The Elections Division will contact appointed students and their parents with additional information, including class times and which polling place they have been assigned to work. 

    Qualifications for Student Election Judges

    Certain requirements have been established under Colorado Revised Statute 1-6-101(7) (c) to facilitate the Student Election Judges Program. To participate, students must meet the following requirements:

    • Must be a United States citizen by the date of the election in which they are serving as an election judge;
    • Must be willing to serve - knowing that election day runs from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. and until the last person in line has voted at the Voter Service and Polling Centers;
    • Must be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of an election judge;
    • Attend a mandatory class to learn the tasks of an election judge before each election;
    • Never have been convicted of election fraud, other election offense or fraud;
    • Must not be related to any candidate on the ballot in the precinct where they are appointed to serve;
    • A resident of Colorado;
    • Must be at least 16 years old and either a junior or senior "in good standing" at a public or private high school or being home-schooled at the time of the election in which they plan to work; and
    • Have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian.
    • Students must have the approval of their school's principal and/or designated program liaison.

    For additional information, please contact the Elections division at 303-271-8111, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Information may also be found on the Colorado Secretary of State website. View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites

    Last Updated: 2-10-2016