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Denver Elections fulfills need for election judges in unique way
Partnership with Denver Day Works employs area homeless

In 2017 Denver Elections Division employed a special group of election judges to work in the ballot processing room.

They didn’t look any different from any of the other temporary election workers, they ate in the break room with everyone else and had the same temporary employee badges. They processed ballots for six hours a day just like everyone else.

What made these nine election judges special though is that they were employed through Denver Day Works, a program designed to provide a low to no barrier work experience for people throughout the city who are experiencing homelessness. 

“The first day was an electrifying day;” said Elizabeth Littlepage, election judge coordinator. “I felt like we were really making an impact in these workers lives, giving them the opportunity to get back into the workforce.” Read more…