June 5, 2014
Contact: University Relations
With Maryland's gubernatorial primary election fast approaching, experts at the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy in the College of Public Affairs have been busy preparing more than 2,000 election judges to run Baltimore's 296 polling centers when voting takes place on June 24.
Participants received classroom and hands-on instruction about the roles and duties of the election's chief judges, book judges, voting unit judges and provisional ballot judges. Additional training was provided to the judges who will work in the city's six early-voting centers from June 12-19.
"The fair, impartial, and efficient administration of elections is the foundation of American democracy," said Ann Cotten, director of the center. "The Schaefer Center is proud of its role in preparing Baltimore's election judges to assume their duties on Election Day."
Election judge classes were held between April 28 and May 31 at the University of Baltimore and Morgan State University. The Election Judge Training Program is led John T. Willis, Schaefer Center Faculty Fellow and College of Public Affairs Executive In Residence.
Learn more about the Schaefer Center for Public Policy.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.