Appointing authorities should fill out the Poll Watcher Appointment Request Form(XLSX, 361KB) listing those people they wish to give poll watcher status to and the Voter Service and Polling Center or Ballot Processing area where they will be assigned. Email the completed spreadsheet to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit these lists as early as possible. Processing of poll watcher certificates starts about two weeks prior to an election. Do not wait until the last minute to submit your list.
All names on your appointment list will be checked for voter registration status. Appointment Certificates will then be created and emailed to you.
Carefully read the state statute and Colorado Secretary of State rules regarding poll watchers. Close family members (by blood or marriage) are prohibited from being poll watchers for a candidate in the precincts where they are on the ballot. Consult the Table of Consanguinity below. The yellow boxes denote prohibited family members.