Election Judges - Getting Started
Applications are accepted year round; however the deadline to apply to work in a specific election is 21 business days prior to the election. Applications received after the deadline may be processed or held for the next election.
Step 2 – COMPLETE YOUR TRAINING
To be eligible to serve as an Election Judge, you must successfully complete all required training. Precinct assignments are made on a first come, first serve basis – so it is important to complete training as soon as possible – if you want to work in your “home” or voting precinct.
Training is completed in two stages, Stage One, on-line and Stage Two in-person and hands-on.
Stage I On-line Training
Once your application has been processed, your Recruiter will issue you login credentials to access the EJ Connection portal. Login to EJ Connection to read Chapters 1 and 2 of the Election Judge Handbook and then complete the quiz. After completion of the quiz, you will receive notification of your score within 2-3 business days. When you achieve a passing score, you are eligible to proceed to Stage II – Hands-On Training.
Stage II – Hands-On Training
Access EJ CONNECTION to schedule your hands-on training. Using this online feature you can view all of the available classes for the position you selected. Select the desired location and class time from the calendar displayed. You will be required to confirm your selection and the specific training details will appear on the screen. An email confirmation of your scheduled training will be sent to the email address provided to the Board of Elections.
If you are unable to schedule your hands-on training online, contact your Recruiter for assistance.
Step 3 – ELECTION DAY ASSIGNMENTS
Election Judges that have completed all required training (Stage I & II) and are assigned can view their assignment in EJ CONNECTION. Assignment data can be viewed for Early Voting and Election Day.
When an Election Judge has met the above criteria, an email is sent to the judge’s email address (if on file) to inform the judge that assignment data is available on-line. An email is automatically sent whenever assignment information is updated.
Beginning three weeks prior to Election Day, Chief Judges will begin contacting the judges assigned to their precinct, to talk about specific assignments and to confirm the time for the pre-election meeting.
Step 4 – ELECTION DAY ROSTERS (Chiefs Only)
Chief Judges that have completed training and are assigned can view and print the Staffing List for their assigned precinct in EJ CONNECTION. The Staffing List is available for Election Day only. Chiefs can view the Staffing List for their assigned precinct only.
Precinct Staffing Lists are available for viewing three weeks prior to Election Day.