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Montgomery County Board Of Elections Seeking GOP And Independent Poll Workers

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By Jessica Jordan

In Montgomery County, Board of Elections staff are already starting to recruit election judges to watch polls on November 2. Registered Republicans and Independents are in high demand for the job.

In a county made up of 60 percent registered Democrats, board of election staff know it's going to be difficult to get equal numbers of of poll workers from each party.

Marjorie Roher with the Montgomery County Board of Elections says the law requires the board to have at least one worker from each party at every polling location.

"We have to have one Republican and one Democrat closing judge because those individuals are bringing the supplies back at the end of the night. We have to make sure that there is party representation for both in each vehicle that comes back. So we are definitely looking for Republican and unaffiliated [judges]," Roher says.

The board is also searching for Spanish-speaking workers for each precinct.

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