Be a Guardian of Democracy, Be an Election Official! Election Officials (poll workers) are an integral part of our democratic system. Without election officials, we could not hold elections. The hours are long (a 14-hour day at least), the pay is modest, but the rewards are great! To be an election worker, you must:
• Be registered to vote in Doña Ana County
• Be able to read and write
• Be able to carry out an election official's duties with acceptable skill and dispatch
• Attend a 2 hour training
• Take an oath of office
• Not be a candidate, law officer, or close relative (spouse, parent, child, sibling, or in-law) of a candidate
• Have computer experience, mobile phone and email address
What does an election offical do?
• Open and close the polls
• Set up voting equipment
• Register and sign-in voters
• Issue ballots
• Record and certify vote totals
Note: County residents who are 16 or 17 years old, US citizens and meet all but the first condition above may serve as election officials. However, they need to fill out the Minor Poll Worker Application. You can also contact Andrew Ostic, Dona Ana County’s coordinator for election officials at (575) 647-7428.