What does an Election Judge do?

Election Judges are officials that staff local polling places, administer election procedures, and ensure that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Setting up the polling place
  • Operating voting equipment
  • Directing voters to the correct line
  • Registering individuals to vote
  • Ensuring all qualified voters are permitted to vote
  • Demonstrating how to vote
  • Assisting voters
  • Closing the polling place
  • Determining the results after the polls close
  • Certifying the polling place results

Election Judge Trainees receive the exact same training as adult election judges. They are also permitted to perform the same work as an election judge who has not declared a political party. 

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1. What does an Election Judge do?
2. Can I work with my spouse/friend/son or daughter?
3. Can I choose which site I work at?
4. Am I qualified to be an election judge?
5. How do I apply?
6. How do I get paid time off work to serve?
7. When do I find out which polling place I am working at on Election Day?
8. If I am an election worker, can I still vote on Election Day?
9. When is training?
10. What Election Judge personnel forms do I need to return?