Election Judges Sought for Upcoming Gubernatorial Election

February 6, 2018

Primary Election is June 26; General Election is November 6

The St. Mary’s County Board of Elections is seeking individuals willing to serve as an Election Judge for the upcoming Primary Election on June 26, 2018 and General Election on November 6, 2018.

Who can be an Election Judge?

      You are eligible if you:

  • Are registered to vote in Maryland
  • Are 16 years old or older
  • Are not a candidate for any public or political party office
  • Are detailed oriented and can speak, read and write the English language
  • Are a motivated person who can endure long hours (6 a.m. -10 p.m.) Judges may not leave at any time
  • Can provide your own transportation to and from your assigned polling place
  • Enjoy meeting people and serving the public

What does an Election Judge do?

In accordance with Federal and State law, you must perform all of the duties assigned to you by the Local Board of Elections and perform your duties faithfully, diligently and without partiality or prejudice.

  • Prepare the polling place for voting
  • Check in voters
  • Instruct voters on how to use the voting equipment
  • Maintain the security of voting materials
  • Close the polling place

Is an Election Judge paid?            

Yes.  Judges are paid $150 per election as well as 30.00 for attending the required training class.  However if you do not work the Election, you do not get paid for attending the training class.  Judges receive payment from the county within 6 weeks of the election.

Individuals interested in serving as an Election Judge should contact Susan Julian at 301 475-4200, ext. *1614 (you must press * before the extension) or email Susan.julian@stmarysmd.com

One Response to Election Judges Sought for Upcoming Gubernatorial Election

  1. Anonymous on February 7, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Candidates are also sought for upcoming Gubernatorial Election. Take a look at the candidates list, there are still some that are unopposed. Perspective candidates shouldn’t assume they won’t get elected. Perspective candidates don’t have to be concerned about putting up signs, or anything. Just get registered. Give voters more than one choice. Anyone who is unopposed . . . gets into office by voting for themselves. Being on the ballot gets candidates elected, not putting up signs. A reminder that candidates for Circuit Court Judge who are over 55 . . . won’t serve a full term. Isn’t 15 years too long of a term?