Montgomery County Board of Elections Recruiting for “Future Vote” Program
MCPS allows students to earn student service learning (SSL) hours the summer after completing Grade 5. School-age students, grades 6-12 are needed to participate in the “Future Vote” Program. Future Vote students will serve as Election Day Ambassadors during the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election on Tuesday, June 26. Students and their guardians must attend mandatory training to participate in the Future Vote Program and, if applicable, students will receive Student Service Learning (SSL) credits.
(FUTURE VOTE REGISTRATION: https://www4.montgomerycountymd.gov/BoardOfElections/registerGuardianFv.seam)
- Students 16 years old or older are eligible to register to vote and serve as election workers. Each minor must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Maryland State Board of Elections, that they meet all qualifications for registration in the State. Students serving as election workers may choose to earn up to $210 or 25 Student Service Learning (SSL) credits in lieu of the stipend. (ELECTION JUDGE REGISTRATION: https://www4.montgomerycountymd.gov/BoardOfElections/qA.seam)
- Due to the diversity within the county, voters who speak multiple languages are also needed. Voters who are fluent in both English and Spanish are especially needed in each polling place to meet the requirements of Section 203 of the 1975 Voting Rights Act which stipulates that bilingual Spanish speakers be available at the polling places.
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