There are Training classes scheduled in June for the upcoming November election. Training is not required to serve as an Election Judge, but if you complete one of the scheduled classes and serve in November as an Election Judge, you will earn a Training bonus. Click HERE to sign up for an available class.
If you currently are not an Election Judge, you will need to complete the application before signing up for training. Click HERE to sign up as an Election Judge.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When will training classes be offered?
Certification classes are held in even-numbered years, often in the spring. Classes are sometimes held in late summer for those judges who are added to the list later.
What is the schedule for online training?
Before each election, there is an open cycle of a few weeks to complete the specified online training program for that election. The lessons for online training will vary, depending on what content needs to be covered for the next scheduled election. Examples might include:
1. Election Judge Basics
2. A typical timeline at the Polls
3. Voter Registration
4. Challenged Voters and Special Ballots
5. Vote-Safe Electronic Pollbooks
6. Election Equipment
How much are election judges paid?
The base rate of $150.00 is given for working in the polls on Election Day. A Training Bonus may be given according to whether you completed the most recent training. There may be other jobs that can be worked for additional pay, including nursing home voting, polling place coordinator, early voting judge, or field representative. Pay rates may change according to current budget figures.
How are payments to election workers treated?
See IRS publication. Workers who make over $600 in one year will be sent a W2 or 1099 form.