Bilingual Voters Needed to Serve at the Polls
The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual voters to work at early voting sites and at polling places on Election Day, Nov. 4.
Because of the diversity of the county, the Montgomery County Board of Elections recruits workers who speak dozens of languages for every election. Voters who are fluent in both English and Spanish are especially needed in each polling place to meet Federal requirements of Section 203 of the 1975 Voting Rights Act which stipulates that bilingual Spanish speakers be available at the polls. Spanish speaking election judges are needed for Election Day, which is on Tuesday, Nov. 4, and during Early Voting every day from Oct. 23 through Oct. 30.
The Election Law of Maryland requires that election judges must be registered to vote in the State of Maryland, 17 years of age or older, and a U.S. citizen. Bilingual judges must also be able to speak, read, and write in English. All election judges will be compensated for training and for Early Voting or Election Day service.
If you are interested in taking this leadership position in your community, please contact the Montgomery County Board of Elections at 240.777.8532, download an election judge questionnaire from our website at www.777vote.org, or e-mail Dr. Gilberto Zelaya at firstname.lastname@example.org.