State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $25,656.00-$39,677.00 Yearly




An Election Clerk I is the entry level of specialized clerical work in a local election office. Employees learn to process and maintain voter records and apply election laws, rules and procedures to work problems. An employee in this classification does not supervise.

Employees receive close supervision from an Election Supervisor, Election Deputy Director or Election Director. The work may require travel to schools, nursing homes or other facilities to register voters or provide related services. Employee may be required to work evenings and weekends, particularly prior to and following an election.

The Election Clerk I, Election Clerk II and Election Clerk III are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. An Election Clerk I learns to perform duties under close supervision. An Election Clerk II performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed. An Election Clerk III performs the full range of duties under general supervision.


Learns to enter voter information into automated and manual records;

Learns to register voters at local office and outside facilities, completes registration forms and assigns voter district and precinct;

Learns to check voters’ records for possible duplication and maintain records by updating addresses and names, districts and precincts;

Learns to notify voters of changes; Learns to maintain filing systems;

Learns to answer general inquiries in person and by telephone;

Learns to proofread, count and disseminate forms;

May learn to inventory supplies;

May sort and distribute mail or material for processing;

May provide general clerical support to supervisors;

Performs other duties as required.


Knowledge of general office practices and procedures; Ability to enter data into a data entry device with accuracy; Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records; Ability to maintain workflow despite frequent interruptions and changing priorities; Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with the general public, State officials, candidates and co-workers.


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

Experience: None.

Notes Experience applying rules and procedures in a local election office may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.




1. Candidates selected for positions in this classification must be registered voters of the State of Maryland at the time of hire 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).


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

May 15 2003 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 001478; EST: ; REV: 5/15/2003;

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