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Provide a service to the community and get paid to do it! 

There are three positions available as election officials: Presiding Election Judge, Alternate Election Judge and Clerk.  The following information provides the pay scale, requirements and duties for each of the these positions.  Choose the one that appeals to you and apply today.  Training classes for Election Officials are held prior to each election.  Information regarding training classes will be sent via U.S. Postal Service.

 

General Qualifications

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

 
 

Presiding Election Judge      top

 

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Primary Duty:

    To administer the election in accordance with the Texas Election Code

Pay: 

    $10.00 per hour during the time the polls are open
    $25.00 for bringing in the returns to the designated site.

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    top

 

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Primary Duties:

  • To Guard the purity of the Election
  • To step in as judge when the Presiding Election Judge is not available

Pay: 

    $9.00 per hour during the time the polls are open

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        top

 

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Primary Duty:

    Receives training and assignments from the Election Judge

Pay: 

    $9.00 per hour during the time the polls are open

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
 

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Bexar County Elections Department 

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203 W. Nueva, Suite 3.61, San Antonio, Tx 78207

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