David Orr, Cook County Clerk
         

Returning Judges/
Committeemen

Returning election judges and equipment managers as well as those who have submitted applications should use Judge Connect to inform us of availability, sign up for training, view assignments and more.
 
Township committeemen should also use Judge Connect to assign election judges and check the status of precinct appointments.

 

Useful Links

 

For information about serving in Suburban Cook County, email Elect.Judge@cookcountyil.gov
or call (312) 603-0965.

For information about serving in
Chicago, visit chicagoelections.com
or call (312) 269-7984.

Election Judge
$175

Positions available
throughout suburban
Cook County.

Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a registered voter of Cook County. Not registered?  Register now. High school (juniors and seniors) and college students don’t need to be registered to vote, but must have a GPA of at least 3.0

Duties:

  • Serve in a suburban Cook County polling place
  • Complete online and hands-on training classes
  • Set up the polling place with your fellow judges before Election Day
  • Work on Election Day from 5 a.m. until the results are transmitted and the equipment has been packed up at the end of the night
  • Serve voters while polls are open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Bilingual judges:

  • Español, हिन्दी, 中文 - always needed

Equipment Manager
$300

Positions available only in select western and northern suburbs.

Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be either a registered voter of Cook County or a college student with at least a 3.0 GPA. Not registered? Register now.
  • Have access to a car and cell phone on Election Day

Duties:

  • Serve in a suburban Cook County polling place and work outside your home area if necessary
  • Complete two hands-on training classes and pass an open book test after each
  • Complete an online training course
  • Set up voting equipment (with assistance) before Election Day
  • Assist voters and manage equipment from 5 a.m. until the results are transmitted and the equipment has been packed up at the end of the night
  • Deliver materials from your precinct to a nearby receiving station

How to Apply:

  • Identify yourself as a "College Student"
  • Provide your school name if you are a college student
  • If you are not a student, select "School Name - Other" and write in "Not a student"
  • Applicants will be contacted if they are matched with an opening
  • If an equipment manager opening is not available, applicants may be invited to work as an election judge