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Successful elections require community involvement

Editor,

Have you ever considered serving your community by working at the polls on Election Day? It’s a behind-thescenes action that is truly the heart of an election. This paid, quiet public service (which often goes unnoticed) needs highly motivated and dependable workers to help Lake County uphold the integrity of our election process.

These individuals who serve as Election Judge must be registered to vote in Lake County, must not be related to a candidate on the ballot and be able to endure a 13-hour day (half-day shifts may be available). Judge’s duties include: greeting and directing voters, issuing ballots, assisting voters as needed and overseeing the voting systems. Every individual must attend one training session, provided by local election officials, and commit to working both the Primary and General Election. Trainings will be held on multiple days of the week, as well as Saturdays to accommodate busy schedules.

The Lake County Election Office is recruiting to fill 30-40 open Election Judge positions. There is a need to establish a new generation of poll workers to offset those who have served for many years and are now retiring from their positions. We want to thank all of these individuals for their service and commitment to Lake County and ask for others to follow in their footsteps.

To become an Election Judge or if you have additional questions concerning Election Judges, please contact the Lake County Election Office at (406) 883-7268 or kharding@lakemt.gov. You may also pick up an application at the Lake County Courthouse or find one online at www. lakemt.gov/elections.

Katie Harding
Lake County Election Administrator

 

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