HELENA — Montana is still over half a year away from the state’s 2020 primary election, but Lewis and Clark County Elections are already hard at work making sure the election runs without a hitch.
Lewis and Clark County are updating their election judge training for 2020.
On Wednesday, volunteers from the Montana Secretary of State's Office and the League of Women Voters Montana tested out the new training.
A new addition to election judge training will be holding a mock election to help new judges see the steps involved and practice addressing voter concerns before election day.
“The biggest thing we’re hoping to get from this practice is good feedback from the volunteers and elections staff we have here,” Elections Supervisor Audrey McCue said. “That way when we run this training with people who have maybe never worked before it’s really valuable, it’s really clear.”
McCue said the goal by having a mock election is to provide the judges with the knowledge and tools to feel more confident if they work at the polls on election day.
Election Judge training will be held in April and officials say there is always a need for more judges.
More information about volunteering as an election judge can be found here.