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Election Judges and Closers

Election Office Closed and Judge Training Classes Postponed

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Board of Elections Office is closed to the public until further notice. All election judge and closer training classes have been postponed until further notice. Further updates will be available in the coming days. 

To become an Election Judge or Closer, you must be a registered voter in Maryland. You are compensated for your time. Please call the Board of Elections at 410-887-0982 for more information.

Training Schedule and Registration

2020 Presidential Primary Election

Only Judges and Closers who have been assigned to work during the 2020 Presidential Primary Election on April 28 may register for a training class. 

  View the schedule of training classes.

Training Locations

Location

Address

Phone

Baltimore County Board of Elections Office

11112 Gilroy Road, Suite 104
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031
Directions

410-887-5700

Banneker Community Center

27 Main Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
Directions

410-887-6994

Oregon Ridge Lodge

13401 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
Directions

410-887-1818

Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center—All classes at this location have been moved to the Board of Elections Office in Hunt Valley.

323 Sollers Point Road
Dundalk, Maryland 21222
Directions

410-887-4364

Election judge in training.

We Need You

Judges

The Baltimore County Board of Elections is seeking motivated people, who can endure long hours (5:45 a.m. to 10 p.m.), to work as Election Judges for the upcoming 2020 elections. You can earn $185 as an Election Judge or $250 as a Chief Judge per Election Day. You will also be compensated $40 for attending a mandatory training session after you serve on Election Day. To receive the $40 training compensation, the attendee must work the assigned day or days of election.

Qualifications

  • You must be a registered voter in Maryland.
  • You must be able to withstand at least a 15-hour day of work and read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • You must attend a mandatory training session and be willing to follow instructions concerning election laws and the overall duties of staffing a polling place.

Closers

Closer assist in closing the voting precinct and returning materials. Working hours for Closers are approximately 6 to 9 p.m. on election day, not including drive time from the voting precinct to the regional collection site. You can earn $75 for your service as a Closer on Election Day. You will also be compensated $25 for attending a mandatory training session after you serve on Election Day.

Qualifications

  • You must assist in precinct set-up the night before the election.
  • You must be able to speak clearly, listen well, and be friendly and welcoming.
  • You must be able to follow procedures, including written and verbal instructions.
  • Each Closer is required to drive to the voting precinct and the regional collection site on Election Day. The vehicle must be able to transport the election materials. Public transportation, taxi cabs, ride sharing services (Uber, Lyft, etc.), motorcycles, bicycles, scooters and mopeds are not an acceptable means of transportation for this purpose.
  • A cell phone is required for communication with the Board of Elections.

Election Dates

Primary Election

  • April 28, 2020

General Election

  • November 3, 2020

If you would like to serve as an Election Judge, or you would like more information, contact us at 410-887-0982 or by using the online form. Our fax number is 410-832-8486.

 
Revised March 17, 2020         

 

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