State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $37,112.00-$60,878.00 Yearly




An Election Data Application Specialist I is the entry level of specialized data processing work in a local election office. Employees learn to produce and verify output. Employees in this classification do not supervise.

Employees receive close supervision from an Election Deputy Director, Director or other designated administrative staff. The work may require travel to data processing locations to attend meetings or to perform other assignments such as voter registration. Employees may be required to work evenings and weekends, particularly prior to and following an election.

The Election Data Application Specialist I and II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Election Data Application Specialist I learns to perform duties under close supervision while the Election Data Application Specialist II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.


Inputs data into data entry device; Learns solutions to various key station failures;

Learns order of priorities to assure timely completion of data processing tasks in accordance with office policies and procedures;

Learns to request data processing production work using the correct parameter cards;

Learns to verify and reconcile output for accuracy and completeness;

Learns to investigate and determine causes for discrepancies in data input and output;

Learns to decollate and burst reports or output; Learns to maintain logs on data input and output;

Learns to compile and maintain statistics from requested data output;


May register voters at local election office and outside facilities, complete registration forms and assign voter district and precinct;

May check voter records for possible duplication and maintain records by updating addresses, names, districts and precincts;

May answer inquiries regarding election procedures in person, by telephone, U.S. mail and by electronic mail;

May order appropriate forms;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of general office practices and procedures;

Skill in accurate data entry;

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; Ability to learn policies and procedures specific to a local election office;

Ability to learn the methods used in requesting data processing production.


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

Experience: Six months of experience in the operation of data entry devices.

Notes: 1. General clerical experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 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.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Computer Clerk and Assistant classifications or Computer Clerk and Assistant specialty codes in the General, Administrative, Clerical, and Officer Services field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.





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).


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


Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 001483; REV: 9/1/2014;

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