Closing Judges (CLS) arrive at the assigned precinct at 6:30 pm and serve as an additional resource during evening voting hours by providing relief for VOP judges at check-in and the scanning units.  When the precinct closes, Closing Judges assist the Chief Judges with closing down the voting equipment. Once the precinct is closed, two Closing Judges (of different party affiliations) ride together to deliver the critical materials to the Board of Elections.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform check-in and scanning unit duties until polls close 
  • Assist in completing all tasks associated with closing the voting equipment
  • In one vehicle with the other closer, safely and securely transport materials directly to the Board of Elections immediately after leaving the precinct

Requirements:
  • Complete all required training
  • Attend the mandatory pre-election meeting/set-up at the polling precinct the evening prior to election day
  • Able to speak clearly, listen well and to be friendly and welcoming
  • Able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
  • Able to follow procedures and written and verbal instructions
  • Automobile: each Closing Judge is required to drive a vehicle to the precinct on election day.  The vehicle must be able to transport two people, the election materials and the voting equipment (excluding the scanning unit).  The vehicle may be a car, SUV, pick–up truck with a covered bed, or van.  Public transportation, taxi cabs, ride sharing services (Uber, Lyft, etc.) motorcycles, bicycles, scooters, and mopeds are not an acceptable means of transportation to serve in this position.
  • Cell Phone: required for use on election day to communicate with the Board of Elections while transporting the critical materials and election equipment to the Board of Elections.  In the event of any unusual or unplanned circumstance, the Closing Judges must be able to contact and be contacted by the Board of Elections immediately. 
  • Minimum age - 18 years


Election Day Payment:          $100.00                        Training Payment:     $30.00

Election Day Hours:              6:30 pm – until drop-off is completed (approximately 11:30 pm)