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Board of Elections to Host Open House – Wednesday, October 18, 2023


Category: County Manager’s Office

The Talbot County Board of Elections will host an Open House on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at their offices located at 215 Bay Street, Suite 7, Easton, Maryland.

Tammy Stafford, Election Director, and Susan MacKinnon, President, Talbot County Board of Elections, recently received a Council Commendation on behalf of the Election Board, which encouraged citizens to be engaged in the voting process by promoting the importance of voter registration and opportunities to be involved such as serving as an election judge.

“As of today, we have 110 election judges committed to serve; 59% are Democrats, 31% are Republicans, and 10% are unaffiliated/other. Our goal is to be as balanced by party as much as possible,” stated Stafford. “We are actively recruiting election judges. If you know of anyone who may be interested, particularly if their party affiliation is Republican, please have them contact us at to request an interest form, or stop by the Open House.”

Known as “poll workers” in other districts, Election Judges help check in voters, assist new voters and provisional voters, provide ballots, direct voters through the voting process, ensure votes are tallied correctly at polling locations, and much more.

“I was an election judge from 2016 until the year I ran for this office,” said Council Member Lynn Mielke. “It was one of the most rewarding volunteer positions that I have undertaken…I urge everybody to try and volunteer your time, and consider being an election judge, because it is so rewarding and so educational to get to know this county and its people.”

Over the summer, the Election Board consolidated its operations to the Bay Street location which will serve as the headquarters for the 2024 Presidential Election.

During the Open House, visitors will be able to tour the new office, view the election equipment work area and training room, and meet the staff and ask questions about the election process.

For more information on the Election Board and serving as an election judge, visit:

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