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Become an Election Worker

Bexar County Elections is currently recruiting election workers for both the May 7th, 2022 State and Local Propositions election and the May 24th Primary runoffs. Whether you have a passion for the voting process or just want give back to our community, becoming an election worker is a great place to start.


Requirements

For a complete review of Texas’ election worker requirements, click here.


General Descriptions

There are three election worker positions available:

The following information provides the pay scale, requirements, and duties for each of these positions. Click on the tab of the position you are interested in to read about it. Choose the one that appeals to you and apply today (PDF). Training classes for Election Officials are held prior to each election. Information regarding training classes will be sent via U.S. Postal Service.

Presiding Election Judge

Primary Duty

Pay

  • $17.00 per hour during the time the polls are open
  • $25.00 for bringing in the returns to a designated Regional Sending Site

Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Registered voter in the precinct in which you are to serve
  • Attend certification class and pass test by 70% (approximate time to completion: 8 hours)
  • Remain certified by taking a test every two years and passing with a 70% score
  • Class attendance before the election, when applicable
  • Visit vote center the day before the election
  • Pick up of supplies at the Election Warehouse before the election
  • Return the supplies the night of the election to a designated Regional Sending Site

You cannot be judge if:

  • You hold an elected office. (Precinct Chairman is not considered as an elected office.)
  • You are a candidate for office in that election.
  • You are a campaign treasurer of a candidate in that election
  • You are a campaign manager of a candidate in that election.
  • You are an employee or relative of an opposed candidate in that election
Alternate Election Judge

Primary Duties

  • To guard the purity of the Election
  • To step in as judge when the Presiding Election Judge is not available

Pay

  • $16.00 per hour during the time the polls are open

Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Registered voter in the precinct in which you are to serve
  • Attend certification class and pass test by 70% (approximate time to completion: 8 hours)
  • Remain certified by taking a test every two years and passing with a 70% score
  • Class attendance before the election, when applicable
  • Visit vote center the day before the election
  • Pick up of supplies at the Elections Warehouse, when applicable
  • Return the supplies the night of the election to a designated Regional Sending Site, when applicable
Election Clerk

Primary Duty

  • Receives training and assignments from the Election Judge

Pay

  • $15.00 per hour during the time the polls are open

Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Must be a registered voter in Bexar County
  • Called to duty by Judge
  • Not required, but is encouraged to attend certification class and/or information classes for particular election

Apply to Become an Election Worker

Election workers manage and oversee polling locations like the one pictured here.
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