Talbot County, Maryland

Election Judge

 

Become an Election Judge

 

We are currently looking for more Election Judges, please contact the office at 410-770-8099 and an application will be sent to you.

 

The Election Judges are a very important part of the electoral process because they are responsible for administering the actual voting procedures in each precinct.  It would be impossible to conduct an election without them because they are the only contacts between the Election Office and the general public during voting hours.  Talbot County Board of Elections is always looking for citizens who would like to serve as Election Judges during the Primary and General Elections.  Election Judges serve on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. until all duties are completed after the close of the polling place at 8:00 p.m.  Duties include making sure that qualified voters who are properly registered are able to cast their vote in a trouble free environment.  They must deal courteously and patiently with the public and coworkers.  Election Judges must possess good judgement, be reliable, courteous and able to follow procedures exactly.

 

 

Under Maryland law, you can serve as an election judge if you are:

 

  • Age 17 or older*;
  • Are a registered voter in Maryland;
  • Physically and mentally able to work at least a 15-hour day;
  • Willing to work outside your home precinct;
  • Able to sit and/or stand for an extended period; and
  • Can speak, read, and write English.

 

* If you are 17 years old, you may be able to serve if you show your local board of elections that you are qualified to be an election judge and a parent or guardian gives permission.

 

NOTE: Some positions require election judges to be able to lift boxes and other items weighing 10 to 25 lbs.

 

You cannot be an election judge and a:

 

  • Candidate or currently hold a public or political office, including State and county political party central committees, or
  • Chairman, campaign manager or treasurer for a political or candidate committee

 

Training

    Maryland law requires all persons who desire to become an Election Judge to attend a training session.

 

Compensation

Chief Judges $300.00
Check-In Judges $250.00
Provisional Ballot Judges $275.00
Unit Judges $250.00
Stand-By Judges $  25.00

 

All Judges will be paid $25.00 for attending the mandatory trainings and fulfill the duties on Election Days (this is in addition to the amounts listed above).

 

For more information or to sign up, contact our office 410-770-8099. 

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