Attention Current and Prospective Election Judges!!!

Please click here to contact the Election Department by email.

We are currently at capacity with staffing election judges for the 2020 Presidential General Election. If you are interested in working as an election judge during the 2022 election cycle, come back during that time for updated information on registration and qualifications. Thanks.

To become an Election Judge you must be a registered voter in the state of Maryland. You must be available to work at least a 16 hour day and read, write, speak, and understand the English language. You must attend a mandatory training session and be willing to follow instructions concerning election laws and the overall duties of staffing a polling place. Please call the Board of Elections for consideration.

If you would like to serve as an Election Judge, or you would like more information, contact us at (410) 313-5820.

Ask for Kimberly Phillips, Monica Fields or Rebecca Ayres.

We Need You!!!

Due to the overwhelming support from the citizens of Howard County and surrounding area, we are currently at capacity with election judges. We hope that those of you who are still interesting in working as an election judge will seek us out come the 2022 election cycle. Thanks!

Election Judge Training Q & A Sessions

Chief Judge Q & A - Monday October 19, 2020 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Join by phone (US) +1 860-387-7361 (PIN: 873 090 502)

Chief Judge Q & A - Monday October 19, 2020 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Join by phone (US) +1 508-658-2879 (PIN: 809 299 108)

Check-in Judge Q & A - Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:00 am to 10:30 am Join by phone (US) +1 405-352-2996 (PIN: 514 638 613)

Check-in Judge Q & A - Tuesday October 20, 2020 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Join by phone (US) +1 484-469-5376 (PIN: 740 786 792)

Voting Judge/Floor Monitor Q & A - Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Join by phone (US) +1 409-444-2624 (PIN: 952 298 882)

Voting Judge/Floor Monitor Q & A - Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm Join by phone (US) +1 904-900-0383 (PIN: 878 440 512)

Provisional Judge Q & A - Wednesday October 21, 2020 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Join by phone (US) +1 417-355-8496 (PIN: 343 985 174)

Catch-all Judge Q & A - Wednesday October 21, 2020 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm Join by phone (US) +1 440-732-2049 (PIN: 600 863 657)

Election Judge Training Materials

2020 Election Judge Manual

Same Day Registration Manual
Same Day Registration Manual (PDF)

Chief & Technical Judges
All Chapters - full manual (PDF)

Check-In Judges
Chapters 1-4, 6, 10, 14, 15, Appendix 1, Appendix 2, Glossary (PDF)

Voting Judges/Floor Monitors
Chapters 1-4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, Appendix 1, Appendix 2, Glossary (PDF)

Provisional Judges
Chapters 1-4, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, Appendix 1, Appendix 2, Glossary (PDF)

Greeter Judges
Chapters 1-4, 10, Appendix 1, Appendix 2, Glossary (PDF)

Election Judge Checklists

Early Voting

Chief Judges
Early Voting Opening (PDF)
Early Voting Day (PDF)
Early Voting Closing (PDF)

Check-In Judges
Early Voting Opening (PDF)  UPDATED! 
Early Voting Day (PDF)  UPDATED! 
Early Voting Closing (PDF)  UPDATED! 

Voting Judges/Floor Monitors
Early Voting Opening (PDF)
Early Voting Day (PDF)
Early Voting Closing (PDF)

Provisional Judges
Early Voting Opening (PDF)
Early Voting Day (PDF)
Early Voting Closing (PDF)

Election Day

Chief Judges
Tuesday Opening (PDF)
Election Day (PDF)
Tuesday Closing (PDF)

Check-In Judges
Tuesday Opening (PDF)
Election Day (PDF)
Tuesday Closing (PDF)

Voting Judges/Floor Monitors
Tuesday Opening (PDF)
Election Day (PDF)
Tuesday Closing (PDF)

Provisional Judges
Tuesday Opening (PDF)
Election Day (PDF)
Tuesday Closing (PDF)

Same Day Registration Checklist (PDF)

Election Supply Packing List (PDF)

Election Judge Training Videos

All Judges

Individual Cleaning Instructions (PDF)
Guy's Up Front Presentation (YouTube)
Guy's Up Front Presentation (PDF)

Chief Judge Training

Chief Judge Training Video Playlist (YouTube)
Ballot Marking Device (BMD) Training (PDF)

Check-In Judge Training

Check-In Judge Training Video Playlist (YouTube)
Remote Check-In Judge Training Slides (PDF)

Provisional Judge Training

Provisional Judge Training Video Playlist (YouTube)
Provisional Training (PDF)

Voting Judge/Floor Monitor Training

Voting Judge/Floor Monitor Training Video Playlist (YouTube)
Ballot Issuance Training (PDF)
Scanning Unit Training (PDF)

Booth Judge Training

Booth Judge Training Video Playlist (YouTube)

Tuesday Night Pack-up

Tuesday Night Pack-up Training Video (YouTube)

Election Judge Quizzes

Disability Awareness Quiz

Check-In Judge Online Quiz  UPDATED! 

Voting Judge/Floor Monitor Online Quiz  UPDATED! 

Provisional Judge Online Quiz  UPDATED! 

Chief Judge Online Comprehensive Quiz  UPDATED!