Have you ever wanted to be a part of the political process, but weren’t quite sure how? Volunteering to be an Election Judge is an easy way to get involved!
There are 122 polling places within St. Charles County and, by law, each one needs at minimum, three representatives from each the primary parties (Republican and Democratic) to be able to operate. These individuals are trained on how to set-up the voting place, register voters, distribute ballots, assist voters with questions on how to operate the voting booth so they can confidently make their selections on the ballot, and ensure that the ballots are securely submitted for tabulation. This is where you, citizens of the county, can help! In addition to personal fulfillment from community involvement, Election Judges are compensated $155 for their time.
St. Charles County Seeking Election Judges
Judges are paid $125 for election day and $30 for attending a mandatory training session. All you have to do is meet a few simple requirements:
- Be a registered voter
- Declare a major political party (Republican or Democrat)
- Attend a mandatory training session
- Be available to work 5am-7pm on Election Day
- Be able to sit for long periods of time and help set-up voting booths
- You or a relative within the second degree may not be on the ballot (unless running unopposed)
If you meet the above requirements, the next step is to complete an Election Judge Application with the Board of Elections office. The application can be filled out and submitted online at http://www.sccmo.org/DocumentCenter/View/430/Election-Judge-Application-PDF. Training sessions will be scheduled as needed to accommodate the demand of registrations to help.
For more information (especially regarding the times and dates of training sessions), please contact Amy Abert, 636-949-7550 ext. 5996 from the St. Charles County Election Authority.