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

 


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