Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Board of Elections continues to seek individuals willing to serve as Election Judges for the June 26 Primary Election and the November 6 General Election. Judges are most needed in Northern St. Mary’s County and the Mechanicsville area. Poll locations at White Marsh Elementary School, Christ Church and Lettie Dent Elementary School have a critical shortage of Election Judges signed up.


Eligibility:  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
  • Election Judge pay           

Judges receive $150 per election as well as 30.00 for attending the required training class.  If you do not work the Election, you will 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