How to be an Election Judge

What is an Election Judge?

  • An election judge plays a very important role in the electoral process by administering voting procedures in an assigned precinct or early voting center and ensuring a fair and accessible election for all eligible voters.
  • As an election judge you will receive training before the election. The polls are open from 7am until 8pm on Election Day and Early Voting from 7am until 8pm. You are required to report one hour prior to opening and stay until polls close and duties are complete.

Why should you be an Election Judge?

  • It is a paid position (earn up to $299 per day) The amount will vary depending on the position for which you are hired.
  • You will have helped other voters exercise their right to vote.

Qualifications of and Election Judge?

  • You must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be a registered voter in Maryland.
  • Must not be a candidate, or campaign manager or treasurer for a candidate.
  • Should be able to speak, read, and write the English language and possess basic math skills.
  • Should be able to lift approximately 25 pounds with assistance.
  • You must be able to withstand at least a 15- hour day of work.

How do I apply?