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For Immediate Release:  February 23, 2018

Board of Elections Recruiting for “Future Vote” Program

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to serve as election workers at polling places for the Gubernatorial Primary Election to be held on June 26, 2018. 

  • School-age students, grades 6-12, are needed to participate in the “Future Vote” Program. Future Vote students will serve as Election Day student aides during the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election on Tuesday, June 26.  There are also opportunities for students to assist the Board of Elections with a variety of activities before Election Day.  Students and their guardians must attend mandatory training to participate in the Future Vote Program and, if applicable, students will receive Student Service Learning (SSL) credits. 
  • Students 16 years old or older are eligible to register to vote and serve as election workers.  Each minor must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Maryland State Board of Elections, that they meet all qualifications for registration in the State.  Students serving as election workers may choose to earn 25 Student Service Learning (SSL) credits in lieu of the stipend.
  • Individuals are needed to serve throughout the county; particularly in the areas of Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Darnestown, Potomac, and Rockville.
  • Due to the diversity within the county, voters who speak multiple languages are also needed.  Voters who are fluent in both English and Spanish are especially needed in each polling place to meet the requirements of Section 203 of the 1975 Voting Rights Act which stipulates that bilingual Spanish speakers be available at the polling places.

To apply online, or for more information, visit www.777vote.org and select the Volunteer Students’ link. 

For other election information, call 240-777-VOTE, visit www.777vote.org or the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website at https://elections.maryland.gov, or follow the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Facebook, Twitter (@777vote) and Instagram@777vote.

Your Time, Your Voice, Your Vote!

Media Contact:  Marjorie Roher, 240-777-8625

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