GBC’s Don Fry issues call for business support of city effort to fill election judge vacancies

Greater Baltimore Committee president Donald C. Fry is urging GBC-member employers to support Baltimore City efforts to fill hundreds of election judge vacancies that remain in city polling places for the November 7 general election.

Fry is urging employers to consider allowing their employees to train and serve as election judges without any loss of pay or vacation time.

“All of us has an interest in seeing that elections selecting our leaders are done in a way that is efficient, fair and that has the trust of the public. I encourage you to consider allowing your employees to play a role in this election,” wrote Fry, who himself is permitting GBC employees to serve as election judges.

To be an election judge, one must be a registered voter in Maryland, speak, read and write English; have at least minimal knowledge of computers, and complete a three-hour training course. Election judges must arrive at their assigned polling station at 5:45 a.m. on November 7 and stay until the polling station is dismantled after the polls close at 8 p.m. Election judges are paid $20 for attending the training class and $150 for their election day service.

Morning and evening training classes for election judges are scheduled on October 21, 23, 24 and 30 at 101 N. Gay Street.

For more information and details about serving as an election judge, contact Jill Porter, GBC Director of Special Projects, at 410-727-2820.

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