David Orr, Cook County Clerk
         

Responsibilities

Election judges have many responsibilities and perform several tasks on Election Day, including:
  • Opening the polling place at 6 a.m. sharp and closing it at 7 p.m. 
  • Setting up election equipment
  • Providing assistance to voters
  • Signing in voters
  • Verifying voter qualifications
  • Distributing ballots/activation cards for touch screen machines
  • Operating voting equipment
  • Filling out forms
  • Processing and transmitting votes when polls close
  • Certifying vote totals