photo of sign on polling place in English and Spanish

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 the Primary Election Day.

Because of the diversity of the county, the Montgomery County Board of Elections recruits workers who speak dozens of languages for every election. Voters with Spanish speaking fluency are especially needed because the county places election judges who are fluent in Spanish at every polling place in accordance with the requirements of Section 203 of the 1975 Voting Rights Act. Bilingual voters are needed for Election Day, which is on Tuesday, June 24, and during Early Voting every day from June 12 to June 19.

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 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, or e-mail Dr. Gilberto Zelaya at


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