ANNAPOLIS (July 30, 2008)—The Maryland State Board of Elections is currently recruiting election judges for the 2008 Presidential General Election to be held on November 4.
Election judges are responsible for administering voting procedures in their precinct and ensuring a fair and accessible election for all eligible voters. Judges are paid and may serve in any county regardless of residency or registration.
The duties and responsibilities of the election judges include verifying voter's name, address, month and date of birth, coding the voter access cards that allow the voters to access the ballot on the voting system, setting up and taking down the voting units, and completing election night procedures.
Maryland law permits 17 year-olds who are not registered voters to serve as election judges if he or she demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the local board of elections, the ability to speak, read, and write English. Bilingual election judges are also needed (including those fluent in American Sign Language).
For more information about becoming an election judge please contact your local county Board of Elections (http://somd.com/elections/board_of_elections.php), or email info (at) elections.state.md.us, or call Mary Heath at 410-269-2854.