Become a Election Worker

There are three paid positions available as election officials: Presiding Election Judge, Alternate Election Judge and Clerk.

Election workers are the last line of defense that we have to ensure voters are receiving the smoothest and fairest opportunity to vote. We are actively recruiting election workers to be on our registry to work upcoming elections.

The following information provides the pay scale, requirements and duties for each of these positions. Choose the one that appeals to you and apply today. Training classes for Election Officials are held prior to each election. 

General Qualifications:  You MUST be a registered voter or have made an application in Calhoun County to qualify as an election official.

Presiding Election Judge

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

Requirements:

  • Must be a registered voter in Calhoun County.

  • Attend training conducted by the Elections Office or Online Poll Training by SoS.

  • Pick up of supplies at the designated site.

  • Return the supplies, the night of the election, to the designated site.

Cannot be a 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.

Pay:

  • $12.00 per hour during the time the polls are open.

  • $25.00 for bringing in the returns to the designated site.

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:

  • Must be a registered voter in Calhoun County.

  • Attending training conducted by the Elections Office or Online Poll Training by SoS.

Pay:   $12.00 per hour during the time the polls are open.

Election Clerk

Primary Duty:   Receives training and assignments from the Election Judge.

Requirements:

Pay:  $12.00 per hour