Do you want to help out in this year's election? You can become a poll worker. They're always looking for people to help, but there are some stipulations. I could try to describe the requirements on my own but I'd rather let you know exactly what is over on the website.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Qualifying the voter;
  2. Assisting voters with voting process;
  3. Assisting and/or managing the opening and closing of the election polls;
  4. Be available to work on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m.

To be qualified, at a minimum you must:

  1. Be 18 years or older and a registered voter for El Paso County;
  2. Be familiar with computers;
  3. Not hold an elected office nor be an employee of an elected official;
  4. Be able to take direction well and not be easily distracted;
  5. Enjoy interactions with people;
  6. Have dependable transportation to the election polls;
  7. Be able to lift and carry at least 30 lbs. and stand for long periods of time;
  8. Be able to report to assigned poll by 6:00 a.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m.;
  9. Be available 12-14 hours on Election Day, or as directed by the authority conducting the election;
  10. Be available to work different lengths of time and at different hours during the election cycle.

One big question that pops up frequently is 'will I be paid?' The short answer, I believe, is 'yes.' But the amount you'll get paid is dependent on the job you work. There are also some other rules for becoming a poll worker. It's a lot of legal words...

For Presiding Judge Position Only: Presiding Judges, are public officials and public officers. Pursuant to the Texas Government Code, Chapter 573, public officers are prohibited from appointing family members within the first, second and third degrees by consanguinity or affinity to positions directly compensated from public funds.

If you'd like to help out this election, just CLICK HERE to fill out the application. You can also reach out directly to the parties or the election office for questions. The Democratic and Republican information:

El Paso County Democratic Party
1401 E. Montana Ave., Suite C
El Paso, Texas 79902
Phone: (915) 239-3077
Email: epdemoparty@yahoo.com

El Paso County Republican Party
120 Paragon Lane, Suite 220
El Paso, Texas 79912
Phone: (915) 842-8255
Email: elpasogophq@gmail.com

For the election office you can give them a call at (915) 546-2154 or email them at epelections@epcounty.com.