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-Deadline to Register to Vote
  October 14, 2014

-Early Voting For the General Election
  October 23 to October 30, 2014 (10am to 8pm)

-National Voter Registration Day
  September 23, 2014

-General Election

  November 4, 2014 (7am to 8pm)

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Election Judge - Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Election Judge?
What are the minimum requirements to be an Election Judge?
?Cuales son los requisitos para ser un Juez Electoral?
What are the hours of an Election Judge?
What are the responsibilities of an Election Judge?
What training is required?
Are Election Judges paid?
I have been an Election Judge before, do I need to fill out a new Questionnaire?


 What is an Election Judge?

An Election Judge is a registered Maryland voter who volunteers to assist voters on Election Day. For a more detailed description please see Overview.

What are the minimum requirements to be an Election Judge?

  1. You must be registered to vote in Maryland
  2. You must be able to read, legibly write and clearly speak the English Language
  3. Complete an "Election Judge Application" and mail/fax it to the Board of Elections
  4. Successfully complete training


?Cuales son los requisitos para ser un Juez Electoral?

  1. Tiene que estar registrado para votar en Maryland
  2. Tiene que leer, escribir y hablar ingles
  3. Completar un "Cuestionario de Juez de la elección" y envíelo por correo / fax a la Junta de Elecciones
  4. Completar con éxito la formación


What are the hours of an Election Judge?

The hours vary by position and responsibility. On Election Day, Chief Judges, Voting Operation Judges, Technicians, Opening Judges and Greeters report to their assigned voting precincts at 6:00 am and Closing Judges report at 6:30 pm. Though all precincts close at 8:00 pm, by law, any voters in line at 8:00 pm must be allowed to vote; so the team of judges will be dismissed by the Chief Judges once all closing duties and documentation have been completed.


What are the responsibilities of an Election Judge?

  1. Uphold integrity of elections
  2. Complete ALL required trainings
  3. Set up the polling place prior to the election and to take down the equipment and pack the supplies after the election
  4. Check-in voters
  5. Carry out Provisional Voting procedures
  6. Assist voters with the voting machines
  7. Assist voters as directed by the Chief Judge

What training is required?

All Election Judges are required to complete two stages of training; Stage One (online) and Stage Two (hands-on). The hands-on training classes vary in length of time by position. Most classes are completed in less than a day.


Are Election Judges paid?

Yes, for attending training and Election Day service. See Election Judge Position Descriptions for more information.


I have been an Election Judge before, do I need to fill out a new Questionnaire?

A new application is required for each election cycle (approximately every two years). Individuals who served previously and/or submitted an application since the last election are already in our database and may use their BOE issued login to update their profile online by clicking on EJ Connection. If you have a question regarding your application status please contact the recruitment and training office.