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Become an Election Worker

Bexar County Elections is currently recruiting election workers for upcoming elections. Election workers are a critical part of the election process. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and earn extra money in the process.


Election Worker Requirements


Election Worker General Descriptions

There are three election official 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

  • To administer the election in accordance with the Texas Election Code

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

To become an election worker, you can either fill out, print, and mail the form above or answer the questions below and submit your application via email.

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