Be an Election Judge

Sign up to be a Judge, Alternate Judge, or Clerk for the next Election!

You’ll even get paid for it.  Learn more about applying for these positions at:  http://elections.bexar.org/Workers/workers.html


From the Bexar County Elections Website…
General Qualifications

You must be a registered voter or have made application, in Bexar County, to qualify as an election official.

Presiding Election Judge

Primary Duty: To administer the election in accordance with the Texas Election Code

Requirements:

  • Registered voter in the precinct in which you are to serve.
  • Attend certification class and pass test by 70%, approximate time to completion, 6 hours.
  • Remain certified by taking an annual test and pass with 70% score.
  • Class attendance before the election, when applicable.
  • Visit polling site the day before the election.
  • Pick up of supplies at the designated site.
  • Return the supplies, the night of the election, to the designated site.

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

Requirements:

  • Registered voter in the precinct in which you are to serve.
  • Attend certification class and pass test by 70%, approximate time to completion, 6 hours.
  • Remain certified by taking an annual test and pass with 70% score.
  • Class attendance before the election, when applicable.
  • Visit polling site the day before the election.
  • Pick up of supplies at the designated site.
  • Return the supplies, the night of the election, to the designated site.
Election Clerk

Primary Duty:  Receives training and assignments from the Election Judge

Requirements:

  • 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