Helping Out On Election Day

To the voter, Election Day is easy - you show up, you vote, and you go  about your day. And that is the way it should be - easy! But, what  voters may not realize, is that it has taken months and months of  careful preparation, hundreds of hours of planning, and lots of extra  help to make Election Day run smoothly.

Election Judges

Each election, the County  Clerk's office must hire between 50 to 65 Election Judges to assist  voters on Election Day. Judge duties include:

  • Checking in voters
  • Greeting voters
  • Handing out ballots
  • Making changes to existing voter records
  • Polling site set up and take down
  • Registering new voters
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State Statute

Per Wyoming State Statute 22-8-102, "Judges of election shall be registered electors and shall be physically, morally and mentally competent to perform their duties." Additionally, all judges are obligated to attend at least one training session, and, you must be able to commit to working all elections during a cycle.    

When Judges Work

On Election Day, all judges are required to work from 6 a.m. to approximately 8 p.m. (Yes, you read that right!) at a specific polling site. From 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., all judges help set up the polling site by starting machines, and setting up tables, chairs, and voting booths. At 7 a.m., the polls open to the public, and do not close until 7 p.m. Once the polls are closed, it's time to pack up everything and get the results to the Clerk's Office. We aren't going to lie, it's a long day! But, we are happy to report that most of our judges have returned year after year because "it's kinda fun!."

Payment for Judges

In addition to serving your community and maybe having a little fun, you will also make some extra money! Judges are paid $12 per hour on Election Day, receive a $10 lunch stipend, and are paid $20 for attending the training session.

Contact Information

Across the nation, there is a critical shortage of poll workers, and Teton County is no different. To provide well staffed and smooth running polling sites, we need your help! Please contact us at 307-733-4430, or by email for more details.