County Seeking Election Judges

Montgomery County has a shortage of elections judges for the Sept. 11 primary and Nov. 6 general elections. Volunteers receive a small salary and must be registered voters in the county. For the primary, there are about 700 positions available, which involve a short training session before election day. Judges will work 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on election day, and will be compensated based on the position assigned: Check-in judges earn $70 for the day, ballot box judges $80 and chief judges $99.75.

The deadline for applying is Aug. 20.

Most volunteers will be placed at locations near their homes. For information, call 217-6450.

Bus Service Expansion

Ride-On and Metrobus service will be expanded next month to support the new Metrorail stations at Wheaton and Forest Glen and to provide more convenient service between Wheaton and other parts of the county. The changes will take effect Sept. 30, about one week after the Metro stations' scheduled opening.

Thirty-one new or revised bus routes, including 14 Ride-On and 17 Metrobus routes, will provide direct rush-hour service to the two stations and provide direct links to the Shady Grove side of the Red Line. New areas to be served include Bonifant Road, Briggs Chaney Raod, and Plyers Mill Road between Brunswich Avenue and Connecticut Avenue.

A brochure with detailed maps and information on the service changes is available at county libraries, government centers and Metrorail stations in Montgomery or from the Montgomery County Transit Information Center, 101 Monroe St., 11th floor, Rockville, Md. 20850. For information, call 217-7433.