Carroll Seeking Paid Election Judges

Carroll County is looking to fill ninety paid election judge positions available for the upcoming primary election Tuesday, June 26, and general election Tuesday, Nov. 6.

According to the Carroll County Times,

“We’re in desperate need of judges,” said Katherine Berry, Carroll County Board of Elections’ election director. “They are critical to the success of our elections because they are in charge of the polling places. Anybody registered to vote in the state of Maryland is eligible.”

Berry said prospective judges must attend a one- to three-hour training session, which will be scheduled between April and June. All judges will be paid $30. Chief judges will be paid $225, check-in judges and voting judges will be paid $175, and provisional judges will be paid $185. Early voting compensation amounts include $200 per day for chief judges, $150 per day for check-in judges and voting judges, and $165 per day for provisional judges.

Under Maryland law, you can serve as an election judge if you are:

  • Age 16 or older
  • Are a registered voter in Maryland;
  • Physically and mentally able to work at least a 15-hour day;
  • Willing to work outside your home precinct;
  • Able to sit and/or stand for an extended period; and
  • Can speak, read, and write English.

You cannot be an election judge and a:

  • Candidate or currently hold a public or political office, including State and county political party central committees, or
  • Chairman, campaign manager or treasurer for a political or candidate committee

Those interested in becoming an election judge should complete an online survey at Candidates without Internet capabilities should call 410-386-2959.

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