Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Board of Elections is gearing up for the 2016 elections and is in need of individuals to serve as Election Judges for the April 26 Primary Election and November 8 General Election

Who can be an Election Judge?

      You are eligible if you:

  • Are registered to vote in Maryland
  • 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 (6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.) You 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. Duties include:

  • 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 150.00 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.  You will be paid by the county within 4-6 weeks.  MD State and St. Mary’s County Employee’s will receive administration leave for working Election Day.

If you are interested please go to the Board of Elections our web site www.stmarysmd.com click on Residents, then click Elections, then click on the Election Judge star and fill out the perspective Judge form and mail it to our office at PO Box 197, Leonardtown MD 20650 or call us at 301-475-7844, ext. 1614 or email Susan.Julian@stmarysmd.com. You may also fax your completed Prospective Judge form to 301 475-4077.