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Gaithersburg Seeks Election Judges

The City of Gaithersburg is seeking election judges for its 2015 municipal elections, being held on Tuesday, November 3.  Judges are needed for six polling places located throughout the City and for three early voting sessions being held at City Hall prior to election day.

phot of Voters at voting center

FILE PHOTO |Voters casting their vote

To be eligible for consideration, interested applicants must be registered to vote in Montgomery County.  Residency within the City of Gaithersburg is not required.  Attendance at an election judge training session is mandatory.

Judges may work either full or half-day shifts.  A full day is from 6:15 a.m. until the closing of the polls.  Half-day shifts are available from 6:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. until close of polls.  Judges are compensated at a rate of $175 for a full day shift and $112.50 for a half-day shift.

Early voting shifts are also available.  Each early voting session is scheduled for five hours and will take place on Sunday, October 25 from 8:15 a.m. until the closing of the polls; Tuesday, October 27, from 2:15 p.m. until the closing of the polls; and Saturday, October 31, from 11:45 a.m. until the closing of the polls.  The compensation rate for an early voting shift is $112.50.

Interested applicants should contact Elections Clerk Lauren Klingler in the Office of the City Manager, 301.258.6310 x2172, or e-mail

On November 3, Gaithersburg residents will cast their ballots for a mayor who will serve for a two-year term and for three city council members who will serve the community at-large for four-year terms. The terms of office for Mayor Jud Ashman and Council Members Cathy Drzyzgula, Neil Harris and Ryan Spiegel expire in November.  For more information visit

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