Montgomery County Board of Elections
Election Worker Program
Important Dates and Deadlines - 2016 Presidential Elections
April 26, 2016 – Primary Election
Deadline to submit an Election Worker Application: Monday, March 28, 2016
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 online, 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 Judge Training: January 19, 2016 – April 2, 2016
Election workers must complete all of the training 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 workers by logging into EJ Connection. Sign-up Today!!
Precinct Staffing Lists (Chiefs Only): April 5, 2016
Chiefs that have completed training and are assigned to a precinct may view and print the Precinct Staffing List for their assigned precinct in the EJ Connection. The list is available for Election Day only, not early voting.
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot by mail: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Election workers 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 worker’s home address or voted in person at the Board of Elections prior to Election Day. Call 240-777-8550 for more information, including submitting absentee ballot applications online.
Deadline to Register to Vote or Change Party Affiliation: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
All election workers must be registered to vote in Maryland. Unregistered applicants should submit a Voter Registration Application (VRA) prior to or along with their Election Worker 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 Dates: Thursday, April 14, 2016 to Thursday, April 21, 2016
Early voting starts on the 2nd Thursday before Election Day and runs for eight (8) days through the Thursday before the election. Montgomery County offers nine early voting centers. From our home page click on Early Voting to see get directions to each site.
Election Worker Payments:
Checks are mailed six (6) weeks after each election. See Election Worker Position Descriptions for information on the specific amounts for each position.