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Coming Soon - Student Election Judges!


In order to promote our community participation at the high school level, we have enlisted the help of Student Election Judges from area high schools to work in our polling place.

The Colorado Student Election Judges Program was the first of its kind in the United States in 2000.  Since its inception hundreds of Colorado students have participated in this program statewide.
 
The program provides students with the opportunity to learn about democracy, log community service credit and earn money. The student, the community and the election process benefits from these enthusiastic student leaders.  It is a win/win situation for everyone.

Local election officials coordinate with school principals to assemble a team of liaison officers within the schools to inform students of the program.  Students are required to complete an application, which includes parental and instructor permission.  Students are referred to the Election Official by the school.

Student Election Judges will be required to attend a training class and meet the same statutory requirements that the adult Election Judges must meet.  Students will be assigned to assist with experienced adult Election Judges.


Student input is encouraged.  As part of the Student Judges program students will complete a survey detailing their “most favorite and least favorite” part of the day as well as provide suggestions for improvement of the Student Judges Program.  Election Officials also suggest that the Student Judges deliver a presentation detailing their Election Day experience to their peers.  

This is a wonderful addition to every polling place. It introduces our young people to one of our most precious constitutional rights.  It is also a great way to involve our younger citizens to the concept of community spirit.