The Chief Judge is the head official and is in charge of contacting the voting place contacts and precinct officials to make arrangements for each election. The Chief Judge is responsible for handling Election Day activities, delegating duties, as well as delivering returns to the BOE office between 8PM-11PM on election nights.
The Judges work closely with the Chief Judge and are responsible for conducting the election in the Chief Judge’s absence. They must sign all official documents and serve on a panel with the Chief Judge to resolve any challenges.
The Provisional/Transfer Assistant is responsible for handling provisional and transfer voters. They use the Precinct Automation Device to assist voters so typing and customer service skills are required. They must attend training sessions and become proficient in the laws governing how to process provisional and transfer voters.
The Equipment Assistant must be comfortable working with computerized machines and understand mechanical terminology to perform duties as instructed. All Equipment Assistants must attend training and demonstrate proficiency in opening, operating and closing voting equipment.
The Assistants serve when needed and at the discretion and direction of the Chief Judge. They must read a short manual and receive instruction from their Chief Judge prior to the polls opening.