A typical day for an Election Judge on an Election Day is a long day. The day starts around 6:00am with the judges preparing the polling place to be ready and open at 7:00am for voters.
Each judge will be assigned a job. Some polling places have judges rotate jobs throughout the day and others do not. This is something that is determined by the head judge who is in charge of the polling place. Breaks are taken throughout the day but judges are expected to be available to help if needed.
There are a variety of duties that election judges are responsible for which include the following:
- Setting up the polling place before the polls open at 7:00am
- Aid voter signing getting registered to vote
- Distribute ballots to voters
- Monitor precinct ballot counter
- Help voters who require assistance
- Complete the reports after the polls close at 8:00pm
- Return the reports, supplies, and machines to the County
To view all of the duties please click here
to view the 2016 Election Judge Guide.
As stated above the polling places close at 8:00pm. That is when the final reports are ran for the evening and the summary statement is filled out. Once all of the reports and summary statement have been filled out the supplies, machines, and reports are turned into the County and it is officially the end of the Election Day for Election Judges. The process is the same for both the Primary and General Elections.