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Butte-Silver Bow Searching for Election Judges

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Have you ever wondered what the people collecting your ballots at local elections do with the votes?

On Tuesday, those known as election judges went through the official training for the federal primary election in early June.

The volunteers took a one hour course where Sally Hollis, the county clerk and recorder, told them everything they need to know.

Part of the training was to study the Montana election judge handbook, given by the state.

Once certified, the judges will be allowed to work at the next election.

"You need 160 to 180,” said Hollis. “It's very important to have those judges. Otherwise, elections don't succeed."

Election judges are compensated for each hour of work at elections.

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