Election Judge Application

  • Presidential Primary Election - Tuesday, April 26, 2016
  • Presidential General Election - Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Election Judges are responsible for administering voting procedures in their precinct and ensuring a fair and accessible election for all eligible voters. Duties include setting up and breaking down a polling place before and after voting hours. Other duties may include checking in voters, assisting voters, and overseeing all election procedures throughout the polling place.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 17 years old or older;
  2. A registered voter in the State of Maryland;
  3. Able to speak, read, and write English;
  4. Physically and mentally able to work at least a 15-hour day;
  5. Willing to work outside your home precinct;
  6. Able to sit and/or stand for an extended period; and
  7. Some positions require election judges to be able to lift a minimum of 35 lbs.


You can serve as an election judge if you demonstrate your ability to perform election duties to the satisfaction of the local Board of Elections. If you are 17 years old, you must meet the requirements of an election judge and must have permission to work from your guardian.

You cannot be an election judge and serve as a:

  1. Candidate, currently hold a public or political office, state and county political party central committees; or
  2. Chairman, campaign manager, or treasurer for a political or candidate committee.

No experience is required. The Prince George’s County Board of Elections will provide comprehensive training. Training is mandatory. Knowledge of computers is preferred but not necessary and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Click the "Apply" link below, complete the information and press the "Submit" button once complete.

By entering your electronic signature on this form you are agreeing that you meet all the qualifications required of an Election Judge in Maryland.

Please do not submit a resume.

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