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Recruitment #18-001487-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the Somerset County Board of Elections. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill this position/vacancy only. Persons interested in future vacancies in the Election Supervisor II classification will need to reapply.




Somerset County Board of Elections

11916 Somerset Ave., Suite 103

Princess Anne, MD 21853

Main Purpose of Job

The Election Supervisor II performs all assigned responsibilities in a timely manner, under the guidance of the Election Director and in accordance with Election Laws of the State of Maryland, to ensure that every citizen is afforded the opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to register and vote. The Election Supervisor II also performs a variety of complex secretarial duties requiring a thorough knowledge of election laws, rules and procedures; receives general supervision from Election Director and other designated administrative staff and is expected to exercise considerable tact, discretion and judgment in all areas of work. Responsible for keeping confidential records on registrants (including but not limited to Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, phone numbers, etc.) and candidates. Keeps registry updated and periodically mails Voter Notification Cards and Mail Confirmation Cards to registration, ERIC, UOCOVA reports. In the absence of the Election Director, acts as the (Acting Director - person in charge


Responsible for an accurate and efficient voter registration work in MDVOTERS in accordance with the Election Laws of the State of Maryland, and provisions of the National Voter Registration Act of 1995, and Help America Vote Act.  Registers new voters, transferring voter records, updating name and address on registry, and assigning voter district and precinct.  Responsible for keeping confidential records (driver’s license and social security numbers, etc.;

Answers incoming calls with specific accurate responses, including answering inquiries regarding voting districts, dates and times of elections, and forwards any calls to proper personnel, if applicable.  Provides secretarial support to Election Director, and other designated administrative staff.  Composes correspondence dealing with routine and occasionally complex subject matter.  Coordinates NVRA distribution plan;

Performs clerical duties based on knowledge of Election Laws of the State of Maryland including maintaining voter records, applying election laws, rules and procedures, and data entry on registration software;

Provides any necessary assistance needed to staff polling places, edits the election judge’s manual, copy and organize training materials, teaches election judges classes, schedules the classes, arranges Election night judges check in for election supplies and arranges board members positions for check in to accept supplies, and other support staff in full range of specialized clerical work in a local election office, if requested;

Other duties as assigned by Election Director.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Four years of experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office.


1. Specialized clerical experience may substitute for the required experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office at the rate of one year for each six months of the required election office experience. Specialized clerical experience is defined as work in an office which requires reviewing, verifying and interpreting information in order to make determinations and resolve work problems in accordance with policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

2. General clerical experience may substitute for the required experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office at the rate of two years for each six months of the required election office experience. General clerical experience is defined as work performing a variety of clerical duties which are clear-cut and typically found in office settings, such as filing, copying, posting data and directing telephone calls.

3. College courses from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience at the rate of 30 credit hours for one year of experience.

4. Additional experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Election office experience.

Experience supervising support staff and conducting performance evaluations.


Limited to candidates willing to accept employment in Somerset County, MD


1. Employees in this classification are required to be registered voters in the State of Maryland in accordance with the Election Law Article, Section 2-207(d).

2. Employees in this classification may not hold or be a candidate for any elective public or political party office or any other office created under the Constitution or laws of this State in accordance with the Election Law Article, Section 2-301(b).


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: 

State Board of Elections

HR Recruitment

P.O. Box 6486

Annapolis, MD 21401

For questions or to email additional information, please send to

To Fax additional information, please fax to 410-974-5126.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by contacting       

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.