Consultant – County Supervisor, New Mexico, US – Observe New Mexico Elections

Observe New Mexico Elections, funded by The Carter Center, is a nonpartisan election observation effort designed to increase trust and transparency in elections. The effort is led by and for New Mexicans. Observers will be trained about relevant laws, procedures, and safeguards in New Mexico’s electoral process and will verify that those procedures are followed consistently. Nonpartisan election observers represent all voters, do not interfere in the election process, and report what they see. Observers’ findings throughout the state will be aggregated to assess the quality of elections in New Mexico. The Carter Center has led similar efforts internationally for decades and is now engaging in related efforts here at home. We are honored New Mexico was among the handful of states they selected to participate this year.

Job Description for County Supervisor

Observe New Mexico Elections, a project of the Carter Center, is seeking detail-oriented County Supervisors to:

●          Observe electoral activities as needed, which could include:  and accuracy testing (testing of election equipment), poll worker trainings, tabulation of election results, and certification of election results in assigned county

●          Act as a direct supervisor to observers, ensuring observers attend trainings, understand their role as observers, receive and utilize observation materials, and abide to an assigned Observer Code of Conduct

●          Recruit election observers in the county in line with program directives

●          Act as a liaison between Observe New Mexico Elections and county election officials to obtain needed county-specific information (electoral procedures, dates/times for key processes, etc.)

●          Liaise with a regional coordinator, an elections logistician and, as needed, Carter Center staff

●          Travel to respective polling locations and support Election Day observation

Other colleagues with whom the County Supervisor will be working:

●          Regional Coordinator, to be selected

●          Liaison to Carter Center

●          2 State Leads

●          Communications/PR/graphics/press

Preferred start date: As soon as possible

Proposed Pay: $2,000 flat fee

County Supervisors will also be entitled to daily honorariums for observing electoral activities. This position will have varying levels of engagement between the start date and after the general elections on November 5, 2024. This position will require some weekend work and travel, particularly more leading up to November 5.

To apply, please fill out the form at the link below and attach a CV and Cover Letter.