Temporary Election Positions

Boulder County Elections Hiring Temporary Workers

Looking for a temp job this fall?


The Clerk and Recorder Office is hiring Election Temporary Workers for the 2014 General Election. Positions are short term. Contact the Clerk and Recorder Office at 303-413-7551 or 303-413-7701 for additional information or email Lynn Swearingen at lswearingen@bouldercounty.org or Sydney Power at spower@bouldercounty.org.

See below to learn about the variety of temporary positions available for the General Election on November 4, 2014

Voter Service Polling Center (VSPC) Support:
VSPC workers will assist voters with all facets of election customer service, including, and not limited to: in-person voting, issuing replacement ballots, updating voter registration and registering voters (on a computer) in specialized computer program, machine voting and ballot printing.
  • Must commit for the period of October 6 through November 4. This position requires data entry skills, working with the public and ability to learn and apply knowledge quickly.
  • We will be conducting interviews and data entry tests at the job fair. If you are interested in this position please attend one of the job fair days to have priority in consideration.

Ballot Drop Off: This position is a lot of fun if you like working outside in all kinds of weather. As a Ballot Drop Off worker, you will be asked to quickly retrieve ballots from people driving by the ballot drop-off locations.

Courier: This position works in bi-partisan teams of two people. The objective of this position is to support the timely retrieval of ballots from Voter Service Polling Centers (VSPCs) and drop-off locations and return them to the Ballot Processing Center at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder office at 1750 33rd Street in Boulder. Couriers are responsible for keeping all ballots within compliance and with a secure chain-of-custody procedure. A good driving record and driver’s license are required.

Opening and Separating ballots: This position will work in bi-partisan teams and open ballot envelopes, where the ballot and the mailing materials are separated into stacks and prepared for scanning.

Health Care Facility Ballot Delivery: This position is responsible for delivering ballots to individuals living in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Workers are set up in bi-partisan teams and serve as both secure ballot delivery to the individuals residing in group living facilities and are also trained to provide neutral voter assistance when requested by the residents.

Machine Operator: Seeking a person with experience working on large multi-featured machine which uses both internal operating software and requires import and export of outside files accessed via separate server; previous experience operating mail sorter/scanner, banking processing or print shop equipment may be relevant. This position requires physical stamina to stand in a warehouse environment for long hours, bending and lifting 15-20lb trays. This position will start in October and go through early November 2014.

Resolution Operators: Working in a team, the computer operator will navigate computer screens displaying ballot images, allowing the resolution judges to concentrate on reviewing content to determine voter intent.

Scanner Operator: This position will be working the counting area with a variety of tasks ranging from focusing on scanning ballots, entering and/or verifying data entry, and handling and recording data to memory cards. This position requires evening and some weekend hours. Those interested must commit to all shifts and be able to stand for extended periods of time.

Signature Verification: Working in a bi-partisan team, signature verifiers will review voter mail ballot envelope signatures. Using good computer skills, bi-partisan team members compare the electronic image of a ballot envelope signature against a signature image from the statewide voter registration system. Training will be provided.

Temp Worker Support:  This position will assist with ensuring that temporary election workers know where to report to work, that they check their badges in and out, and offer basic payroll support.

Warehouse Support:  This position will support all functions of the elections warehouse, including moving equipment, setting up Voter Service Polling Centers, testing equipment, and more.  This position will require overtime (weekends and evenings) as the election gets closer.



Elections Division

303-413-7728 (fax)
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F


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