Applications are accepted year round; however the deadline to apply to work in a specific election is 21 business days prior to the election. Applications are accepted online, in our office during normal business hours, by mail, email (scanned) or fax. Applications received after the deadline may be processed or held for the next election.
To be eligible to serve as an election worker, you must successfully complete all required training. Precinct assignments are made on a first come, first serve basis – so it is important to complete training as soon as possible, if you want to work in your “home” or voting precinct.
Training is completed in two stages; Stage One - online and Stage Two in-person and hands-on with the voting equipment.
Stage I On-line Election Worker training Quiz
Once your application has been processed, your Recruiter will send you instructions and your login credentials to access EJ Connection. Log into EJ Connection to review the Election Worker Manual and complete the quiz. You will receive an email notice within 2-3 business days telling you if you passed the quiz. If you passed, the email will include instructions to schedule your Stage II – Hands-On Training. If not, you will be asked to retake the quiz.
Stage II – Hands-On Training
Access the EJ Connection page with your login information to schedule your hands-on training. Using this online feature you can view all of the available classes for the position you selected. Select the desired location and class time from the calendar displayed. Next, confirm your selection, the specific training details will appear on the screen. An email confirmation of your scheduled training will be sent to the email address provided to the Board of Elections.
If you are unable to schedule your hands-on training online, call 240-777-8533 for assistance.
Additional resources can be found on the EJ Connection page to assist you with preparing to serve. After logging in you will find the Election Worker Manual, PowerPoint presentations, training videos and more on the Dashboard under the heading "Resources".
Election workers who complete all required training (Stage I & II) are eligible for a precinct assignment. Precinct assignments are made on a first come, first serve basis – so it is important to complete training as soon as possible – if you want to work in your “home” or voting precinct.
When the above criteria have been met, an email is sent to the worker’s email address (if on file) to inform the person that assignment information is available online by logging into EJ Connection. Assignment details can be viewed for Early Voting and Election Day. Assignments are subject to change. Note that an email is automatically sent whenever assignment information is updated.
Beginning three weeks prior to Election Day, Chief Judges will begin contacting the workers assigned to their precinct, to talk about specific assignments and to confirm the time for the pre-election meeting. The standard pre-election meeting time is 6:30 pm at the assigned precinct.
Chiefs that have completed training and are assigned may view and print the Staffing List for their assigned precinct in EJ Connection. The Staffing List is available for Election Day only and chiefs can view the Staffing List for their assigned precinct only.
Precinct Staffing Lists are available for viewing three weeks prior to Election Day. If a change is made to the Staffing List, Chiefs will get an email notifying them of the change. Please review the Staffing List periodically to remain informed of any changes.