Vote 2014

BOE Seeks High School Juniors/Seniors to Serve as Paid Election Judges

boardofelections1The Montgomery County Board of Elections “Future Vote” program is seeking high school juniors/seniors to serve as paid election judges at polling places for the Gubernatorial Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, June 24.

In accordance with the Maryland Election Code, election judges must be registered to vote in the State of Maryland. Those students who will be 18 years old by or on General Election Day (November 4, 2014) are eligible to register to vote. However, the Maryland Election Code also allows a minor who is at least 17 years old and who is too young to be a registered voter to be appointed and serve as an election judge if the minor demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the county board, that the minor meets all of the other qualifications for registration in the county (such as being a county resident and a U.S. citizen). Because of the diversity of the county, students with bilingual capabilities, particularly in Spanish, are especially encouraged to participate.

The application process requires both an online quiz and completion of hands-on training. All applicants who are selected for these positions will be compensated at rates that vary based on the position, as advertised at www.777vote.org. Individuals may earn Student Service Learning (SSL) credits in lieu of a stipend, if they prefer.

Interested students should visit www.777vote.org to download an election judge questionnaire or contact Gilberto Zelaya at 240.777.8532 or gilberto.zelaya@montgomerycountymd.gov.

For additional election information you may also visit the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website at http://elections.state.md.us, or follow the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Facebook or Twitter.


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