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Director of Voter Registration and Petition

Recruitment #22-005478-0035




State Board of Elections
151 W. Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

The Director of Voter Registration and Petitions administers the Agency's programs and legal mandates regarding voter registration and petition and supports the development of the technology necessary to achieve these functions. The Director develops, organizes, and reviews programs and procedures to assist with uniform application of the mandates of laws and regulations relating to voter registration and petitions. The Director serves as an advisor to the Agency Administrator, Deputy Administrator and five member State Board in areas concerning voter registration and petitions. The Director supports, consults, instructs, and advises the 24 county boards of elections and other State Board staff.


Directs and coordinates all activities of an agency program or programs, including the State’s voter registration program and petitions program;

Establishes overall policies and procedures for the program(s), oversees implementation and
approves revisions;

Establishes and evaluates program goals, standards and controls to meet program objectives;

Oversees and manages the personnel and financial resources of the program(s);

Develops short and long-range plans for program operations and resources;

Determines organizational structure and staffing needs of the program(s);

Oversees development and training of program staff;

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of employees;

Represents the department in a liaison capacity with managers, local election officials, and
officials of other agencies concerning program activities;

May promote the program through contacts with interested groups and the general public;

Performs other related duties.


Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Experience:  Five years of experience planning, conducting and evaluating a program or project. Experience can be in state or local government, private sector, or non-profit sector. A candidate may substitute a law degree or graduate degree in public administration or public policy for four years of experience.  In addition, candidates must have three years of experience managing personnel.  

Notes: Candidates may substitute four years of experience managing a program for the required education.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Experience administering an election.

2. Detail oriented, good organizational and supervisory skills, and strong verbal and writing skills.

3. Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

4. Experience managing a policy-based program that uses a database to administer the program.

5. Experience with using technology to improve the administration of a program.

6. Experience facilitating meetings with stakeholders.

7. A law degree or graduate degree in public administration or public policy.


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 eligible (employment) 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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to SBE's HR Division at 151 W. St. Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to Chris Lohr at  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. 

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact 410-269-2840.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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