Important Dates and Deadlines - 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election
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 are accepted in our office during normal business hours, by mail, email (scanned) or fax. (Our Contact Information) Applications received after the deadline may be processed or held for the next election.
Election Judges are requested to vote by absentee ballot or during early voting for all elections in which they work. This is due in part to the fact that a limited number of positions are available in each precinct, meaning some judges may be assigned to serve outside their voting precinct. Absentee ballots can be mailed to the judge’s home address or voted in person at the Board of Elections prior to Election Day.
All Election Judges must be registered to vote in Maryland. Unregistered applicants should submit a Voter Registration Application (VRA) prior to or along with their Election Judge Application to be considered. Changes to name, address and/or party affiliation must be received by the registration deadline to be valid for the upcoming election.
Early voting starts on the 2nd Saturday before Election Day and runs for six days through the Thursday before the election. Montgomery County offers five early voting centers.
Election Judges must complete one or more training classes for their assigned position each election. We offer an extensive class schedule to fit your calendar; including morning, afternoon, and evening and weekend classes. Training sessions are held primarily at the Board’s offices but may be offered at other locations in the county. Specific dates, times and locations of training classes are available to registered Election Judges by logging into MC EJ Connect. Sign-up Today!!
Checks are mailed six weeks after each election. See Election Judge Position Descriptions for more information on specific amounts.