Baltimore City to hire more judges for general election

Posted at 6:03 PM, Sep 14, 2016

The city has approved more money to hire and train a thousand election judges for the general election Nov. 8. 

During the April primary, hundreds of the election judges assigned to city polling places didn't show up, and some of those ballots were mishandled.

The state ended up temporarily decertifying the mayoral primary after many of those ballots were discovered.

"I think it was very clear that mistakes were made. The governor is aware of them. The board is aware of them. It's clear that they're making efforts to get them right," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. "My hope is that with all of us watching and understanding the importance of this election coming up, they will get it right."

The new workers will be trained at the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center.

It will cost the city $130,000.

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