Every election, more than 10,000 election judges in nearly 2,000 suburban Cook County precincts make sure polling place operations run smoothly and elections are carried out fairly, honestly and accurately. Election judges are responsible for supervising the conduct inside polling places and helping voters.
Election judges can receive up to $170 every election. This includes working Election Day, successfully completing their training and assisting with polling place set-up before Election Day. The information on this website pertains only to election judges working in suburban Cook County. For information about serving in Chicago, visit www.chicagoelections.com or call (312) 269-7984.