ELECTION JUDGE INFORMATION
WHAT ARE JUDGES OF ELECTION?
Judges of election help guarantee the rights of voters are
protected on election day. They are responsible for the
administration of election procedures in the polling place and
are in a position of ensuring that the election process is
administered fairly and in accordance with state statutes.
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY TO BE AN ELECTION JUDGE?
Be a citizen of the United States.
Be of good repute and character.
Be able to speak, read and write the English language.
Not be a candidate for any office in the election and not be an elected precinct committeeman.
Need to be registered to vote in Adams County.
Each election judge is required to declare their party preference.
WHO SELECTS ELECTION JUDGES?
Election Judges are chosen by the Party Chairperson. In
precincts under the jurisdiction of the County Clerk, the party
which cast the highest average number of votes at the most
recent three gubernatorial elections in the precinct shall be
represented by three election judges; the party which casts the
second highest number of votes at the most recent three
gubernatorial elections in the precinct shall be represented by
two election judges.
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSBILITIES OF ELECTION JUDGES?
Some duties include:
Open and close the polls;
Be responsible for all election materials;
Ensure that only qualified voters are permitted to vote and that each qualified voter is permitted to vote once and only once;
Give instructions if requested by a voter;
Maintain order in the polling place; and
Reconcile the paperwork after the polls close.
WHAT TRAINING IS REQUIRED FOR ELECTION JUDGES?
Several training schools are held. The classes cover the duties
and responsibilities of election judges, as well as the election
laws governing the operation of polling places. In addition, a
power point presentation can be forwarded to election judges
requesting the presentation.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO BE AN ELECTION JUDGE
CLICK HERE FOR A BRIEF TRAINING MANUAL
CLICK HERE FOR THE STATE BOARD TRAINING SLIDE SHOW