David Orr, Cook County Clerk

Judge Connect

NEW!   All current Election Judges and Equipment Managers should use Judge Connect to submit their availability, sign up for training, view assignments and much more. 

If you are not currently a judge and you would like to work in a precinct on Election Day, please submit an application.

Election Judges (Poll Workers)

Every election, 12,500 election judges in about 2,000 suburban Cook County precincts make sure that polling place operations run smoothly and that 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, your 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) 269-7900.

More Information

To talk to one of our Judge Unit coordinators, call (312) 603-0965.

Election Judges explain why they serve.