Bernalillo County Clerk - Bureau of Elections Poll Official Application

New applicants must register.  Find your voter registration ID to complete application. Re-Applicants Sign in and UPDATE account fields in yellow and do NOT create a new account.

The 2018 Primary Election is held on June 5, 2018.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older no later than June 5, 2018. Application review begins in January 2018. View Poll Official roles/responsibilities/compensation rates. 

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Middle Initial
* Date of Birth
SSN (last 4 only) Required for payment purposes
* Political Affiliation (Required for party balance)
* Are you a registered voter of Bernalillo County?
 Yes  No
Current Employment Status
Highest level of education completed:
Other Languages Spoken
Chinese (Mandarian)
Sign Language
If Other, Please Specify
* I am able to work
Election Day Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
Election Day (11/6/2018) AND Early Voting (must be available from 10/20/2018 to 11/3/2018)

Applicants requesting Early Voting MUST work Election Day. Early Voting shifts are M/W/F and T/Th/Sa. Individuals who’ve cancelled an Election Day assignment after working Early Voting are NOT assigned Early Voting in future elections. 

I WISH TO BE CONSIDERED TO WORK AS A: (check all that apply)
Presiding Judge
Exceptions Judge
System Clerk
Floor Judge
List any conflicts in your schedule here.

Applicants should clear their calendar to work as requested. Conflicts do NOT disqualify applicants for selection but disclosure after an assignment which negatively impacts a site can be cause for removal, or reassignment.

Mailing Address (if it is different than the address as registered)
Mailing Address
Mailing City
Mailing State
Mailing Zip

Poll Official Information
* Have you served as a Poll Official in past elections?
 Yes  No
If yes, specify election(s) and position(s) held. List last three if applicable and NA if answered No.
* Are you willing to be an Alternate? Alternates can be assigned at any election site as needed.
 Yes  No

Alternates MUST attend training, fill in for any individual who is unable to perform his/her duties and must report as needed. Alternates are needed for early voting and Election Day.  On Election Day alternates must report to the Voting Machine Warehouse at 6 am.  

Please list any special accommodations if needed.
How did you learn about Poll Official opportunities?
Tell us why you would like to serve as a Poll Official.
* What qualities and character traits make a good leader?
* How should a person in a position of authority act in a professional/business setting?
* What behavioral traits should a person demonstrate when conveying unpleasant decisions and instructions?
* Tell us about a time that you dealt with someone who was upset and distressed or angry. How did you handle the situation?
* What do you know about the duties and expectations of the position you are applying for?

Notice to Applicant - Please read before you click submit:

No applicant is guaranteed an assignment, and applicants agree to an interview as needed. The Bureau of Elections can dismiss an individual for failure to attend training, misbehavior, poor customer service, neglect of duty, or insubordination, etc. Applicants must attend in-person mandatory training and work as assigned to receive a training stipend. Failure to complete in-person training and/or failure to report to the assigned Vote Center disqualifies an individual from receiving any compensation for services. Presiding Judges and Messengers must have transportation to deliver election materials to a Drop Zone on Election Night. Poll Officials work an average of 12.5 hours a day during Early Voting and 15 hours on Election Day. Communication to applicants is by email and/or text regarding interview, training dates, manuals/curriculum, and assignments. Applicants must disclose conflicts with schedule upon application. Changes in contact information in Shiftboard DOES NOT change voter registration information. Compensation of $600 or more in a calendar year is subject to tax withholding. Poll Officials are paid 30 days after an election. By submitting this application, you agree to have read, understand and accept the Notice to Applicant, qualifications, and wish to apply as a Poll Official for the upcoming election.

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Thank you for your application. You will receive an email regarding your application.


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