Apply as an Election Official

There are three positions available as election officials:
  • Presiding Election Judge, 
  • Alternate Election Judge and 
  • Election Clerk.  
The following information provides the pay scale, requirements and duties for each of the 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


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

Presiding Election Judge



Primary Duty:
  • To administer the election in accordance with the Texas Election Code
Pay: 
  • $12.00 per hour during the time the polls are open
  • $25.00 for bringing in the returns to the designated site.
Requirements & Responsibilities:
  • 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.
You 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



Primary Duties:
  • To Guard the purity of the Election
  • To step in as judge when the Presiding Election Judge is not available
Pay: 
  • $11.00 per hour during the time the polls are open
Requirements & Responsibilities:
  • 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



Primary Duty:
  • Receives training and assignments from the Election Judge
Pay: 
  • $10.00 per hour during the time the polls are open
Requirements & Responsibilities:
  • 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

Bexar County Elections Department

  1. JACQUELYN F. CALLANEN
    Elections Administrator

    1103 S. Frio, Ste. 100
    San Antonio, TX 78207

    Phone: 210-335-VOTE (8683)
    FAX: 210-335-0850 (Voter Registration)
    FAX: 210-335-0371 (Elections)