Getting Started


Online Application: The online application is currently being enhanced and unavailable until further notice.

Download a printable application
Applications are accepted year-round; however, the deadline to apply to work in a specific election is three weeks prior to the election. Applications are accepted in our office during normal business hours, by mail, or email (scanned). Applications received after the deadline may be processed or held for the next election.

Mail Election Worker Applications to:
Montgomery County Board of Elections
Attention: Election Worker Program
18753 N. Frederick Ave. Suite 210
Gaithersburg MD, 20879
Email Election Worker Applications to:

Once your application has been processed by the recruitment office, you will receive an email with instructions on the next steps.


To be eligible to serve as an Election Worker, you must successfully complete all required training. You will be provided instructions on how to complete your training by a Recruiter. Your assignment will only be provided after you complete the 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 an opportunity to work in your “home” or voting precinct.

Election Worker training is conducted in two parts. Some positions may require more than one in-person training class.

Stage I - Quiz
The Stage I -Quiz is the first part of your training. You will be given access to the Election Worker Manual to prepare for the Quiz. Read chapters one through four of the Election Worker Manual and complete the quiz.  Once you successfully complete the quiz with a passing score, your recruiter will review the quiz results and email you the next steps. This may take 2-5 business days to process. You will have two chances to pass the quiz. If the second attempt to pass the quiz was unsuccessful, you will be unable to move forward with participation for the upcoming election.

Stage II - In-Person Training
The Stage II-In-Person Class is the second part of your training. After you pass the Stage I-Quiz, a Recruiter will email you your election day service position with instructions to sign up for an in-person training class for that position. More information on training will be available when training begins for the 2024 elections. 


A recruiter will notify you of your election day assignment location three weeks prior to election day. Election workers who complete all required training (Stage I and II) are eligible for a precinct assignment.  Precinct assignments are made based on specific criteria outlined by Board of Elections and on a first come, first serve basis – so it is important to complete training as soon as possible – if you want an opportunity to work in your “home” or voting precinct. Only workers assigned by the Board of Elections are authorized to serve in the precinct.

Your election day assignment includes the pre-election set-up meeting on the night prior to election day and your service on election day. Beginning three weeks prior to Election Day, Chief Judges will begin contacting the workers assigned to their precinct, to talk about specific assignments and to confirm the time for the pre-election meeting.  The standard pre-election meeting time is 6:30 pm at the assigned precinct. All election workers should report to their assigned precinct at 6:30 pm; unless notified otherwise by a Chief Judge or their recruiter