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Presidential Election 2024

Election Day:Tuesday, November 5, 7am-7pm

Early Voting:October 21-October 25, 8am-5pm, October 26, 7am-7pm, October 27, 11a-5pm, October 28-November 1, 7am-7pm

 

On Election Day in 2024, Collin County will be looking to staff 126 locations across the county. 48 of those locations will have a Democratic Presiding Judge and a Republican Alternate Judge, the remaining 78 locations will have a Republican Presiding Judge and a Democratic Alternate Judge.

 

At all locations the hiring and scheduling of the Election Clerks will be the responsibility of the Presiding Judge (regardless of party), but will use the following guidelines:

  • The number of clerks on at any time should be 50% for each party (as best as possible)
  • The Judge ideally should work with the Alternate Judge (from the other party) to help identify Election Clerks
  • Since there must be a 50% split, we will "vet" all Democratic election workers.
  • All Judges will be determined by the Collin County Democratic Party, with advise and consultation with the Collin County Elections Department.

Vetting Workers as Democrats: You must not have voted in the Republican Primary this year. If you did not vote in any Primary this year, then we will look at previous primary voting records, canvass results, donations, and volunteer records. Voting in the Democratic Primary does not guarantee that you are vetted as a Democratic Election worker, as other external factors may be used. It is up to the Collin County Democratic Party to determine who the vetted Democratic Election workers are.

 

For Early Voting, we are expecting to staff 45 locations. These locations will also be Election Day locations. All locations during Early Voting will have a Republican Presiding Judge. In some instances, the Presiding Judge on Election Day will "switch" to the Democratic Judge.

 

Determination of which locations will have a Democratic Presiding Judge on Election Day is determined by the polling location Precincts with the most net Democratic votes from the last Governor's race (2022)

 

Working as an Election Judge requires you to be available for ALL of the time the polls are open, plus additional time before and after. For example, an Election Day Judge will need to have time to set up the location, get the laptops from the Elections Office, etc. prior to Election Day. On Election Day, they will most likely need to be there an hour or more before polls open and will have to complete closing paperwork after the polls close, then drive the ballot box and laptops to the Elections Office. Partial days are not an option when you are an Election Judge.

 

Please complete this form indicating what role and what availability you have for the General Election in October/November. We will be sending our list of Judges to Collin County Elections for approval by the Commissioners Court in early July.

 

If your availability changes, please fill out the form again.

 

NOTE:Election workers are paid by the county (Presiding Judge $15, Alternate Judge $14, Election Clerk $13).

 

Enter Name as it is on your Voter Registration:
Please enter your name exactly as it appears on your voter registration, if possible.
Name you go by, if different from first name
Voting / Home Address:

What Job Are You Looking For?

Note that Early Voting for the General Election runs from Monday, October 21, 2024 through Friday, November 1, 2024. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. While it is preferred to work as many hours as possible each day (open to close) and it is preferred to have clerks during early voting able to work most/all days, it is not required and the Presiding Judge and Alternate Judge will assign your schedule based on your availability.


Election Judge: Each polling location will have one Presiding Judge (usually Republican) and one Alternate Judge (usually Democrat) during Early Voting. On Election Day, about 1/3 of the locations will have a Democratic Presiding Judge and Republican Alternate Judge, and the rest will have a Republican Presiding and Democratic Alternate. The locations will be determined by the polling locations in the most Democratic precincts. The Presiding and Alternate Judges preside over the election operations and should work as a team, although the Presiding Judge is the lead.


Election Clerks: Election clerks assist the voters by qualifying them to vote, helping them use the ballot marking devices, and casting their ballot


For more information on the role of Election Judges and Clerks please view the handbook here.


BALLOT BOARD: Members process mail-in ballots (verify ID numbers and signature, prepare ballots for scanning); review daily paperwork received from early voting locations; close polls and collect voting media for early voting locations; and assist with provisional ballot processing.

Ballot Board schedule is different from Election Clerks/Judges. Ballot Board work begins prior to the start of early voting, usually starting about a month before election day to process mail ballots, and then throughout Early Voting and through Election Day. We typically start work at 9 AM and work until the day’s tasks have been completed but not longer than 4 PM. Election Day is the exception as we generally start later in the day. We work weekends after early voting begins, including the weekend after early voting ends. We are paid for a minimum of 4 hours each day. Pay has been the same as for poll workers. There is flexibility if members need to leave a bit early, but we really need them to start at 9 AM. Staffing needs vary throughout the election cycle, but we will need the most people during the early voting period and the following weekend. We plan to provide training for new members prior to commencement of Ballot Board work. All work takes place at the Elections Office in McKinney.


For more information on the role of the Ballot Board, please view the handbook here.

If you have a preferred location, please indicate below.
NOTE: Preferred location not guaranteed.
Please give details below for availability if not for the all days and all hours of early voting.
Please give details below for availability if not for the entire day on Election Day.
How often do you want to work? Please describe which days / dates you are available and which times of day, if not full time during all of early voting and/or Election Day.