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GOP Election Judges Needed in Montgomery County

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By Jessica Jordan

Staff with the Montgomery County Board of Elections in Maryland need to recruit hundreds of Republican and unaffiliated poll workers to have equal party representation on November 2.

Board of Election will kick their recruiting efforts into high gear, even after nearly meeting their quota of democratic election judge workers needed for this year's general election.

They need registered GOP voters and those without a party affiliation.

Marjorie Roher with the Montgomery County Board of Elections says that's difficult in a county that's 60% Democratic.

"Primary election we actually stopped recruiting democrat election judges about a month prior to the election because we had the number we needed. We had a standby quota too, so we did not have enough Republicans for the primaries. We're definitely looking for primarily Republicans," Roher says.

County staff need workers to run polling locations primarily in Bethesda, Silver Spring and Chevy Chase.

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