DUTIES: Election judges are responsible for administering voting procedures in their precinct and ensuring a fair and accessible election for all eligible voters. Duties include setting up and breaking down a polling place before and after voting hours. Other duties may include checking in voters, assisting voters, and overseeing all election procedures throughout the polling place.
No experience is required, and the Election Office will provide comprehensive mandatory training. Knowledge of computers is preferred but not necessary.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be an election judge, you must be:1. 16 years old or older*2. A registered voter in the State of Maryland3. Able to speak, read, and write English4. Physically and mentally able to work at least a 15-hour day5. Willing to work outside your home precinct6. Able to sit and/or stand for an extended period
NOTE: Some positions require election judges to be able to lift boxes and other items weighing 10 to 25 lbs.
Additionally, you CANNOT be an election judge and a:1. Candidate or currently hold a public or political office, including State and county political party central committees; or2. Chairman, campaign manager or treasurer for a political or candidate committee.
If you are interested in becoming an election judge, and feel you meet the minimum requirements, please complete the following application.
*If you are 16 years old, you can serve if you demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Election Office, that you meet the requirements for an election judge and at least one parent or guardian gives permission.
**All election judges must attend a mandatory training class. You will be compensated $25.00 for training as long as you are available to work election day. This application is not an appointment to be an election judge. You will be notified by our office if you are selected to be an election judge.
Please contact the Dorchester County Board of Elections with any question or concerns. 410.228.2560