The Charles County Board of Elections is seeking interested applicants who are willing to serve as election judges for the 2018 Gubernatorial Election. Primary Election Day isTuesday, June 26, and the General Election Day isTuesday, Nov. 6.

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. Some positions require election judges to be able to lift boxes and other items weighing 50 pounds.

To be an election judge, you must be:

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

* If you are 17 years old, you can serve if you demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the County Board of Elections, that you meet the requirements for an election judge and at least one parent or guardian gives permission.

Additionally, you cannot be an election judge and a:

1. Candidate or currently hold a public or political office, including state and county political party central committees.

2. Chairman, campaign manager or treasurer for a political or candidate committee.

No experience is required, and the local board of elections in your county will provide comprehensive mandatory training. Knowledge of computers is preferred but not necessary.

If you are interested in being an election judge for the 2018 elections, emailElections@CharlesCountyMD.govor call 301-934-8972 or 301-870-3167.

About Charles County Government

The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive, and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.