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Baltimore City hosting voter registration event

Posted at 8:56 AM, Sep 27, 2018

If you missed National Voter Registration Day on Wednesday and still need to sign up, you still have time!

Many organizations are putting together additional voter registration events this week, including Baltimore City. You can head to the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday where the city plans to do some voter outreach.

“We do this so we can reach out to the citizens of Baltimore wherever they may be," explained Armstead Jones, the Director of the Baltimore City Board of Elections. "We do voter outreach all over the city, at schools, at festivals, churches may require us to come so it is so important to reach out to those persons who are not registered”

If you have not registered to vote yet, Jones says to make sure you bring your ID, but even if you don't have one you can still register. If you do not provide your ID you have a certain amount of time to verify your identity. 

And Jones says the city is not only looking to register voters on Thursday. They are also looking for election judges, or volunteers, to help Election Day run smoothly. 

“We always have a drive for election judges, this process operates off of paid volunteers that operate the elections on Election Day. We hire anywhere from 2,500 to 3,000 judges to do a one day job," Jones said. 

If you are interested in doing the judge training and serving on Election Day you can call 410-396-5580. 

If you can't make it to Thursday's event to register, no worries! The last day to register to vote in the Maryland General Election on November 6, is Tuesday, October 16.