Bilingual election judges needed for election

March 29, 2005
Press Release

Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office is looking for Spanish-speaking election judges to work the April 5 consolidated election in suburban Cook County.

Bilingual election judges that speak Spanish and English are needed in the following townships: Hanover, Maine, Northfield and Wheeling. In addition, bilingual election judges who speak Chinese and English are needed in Niles, Palatine and Northfield townships.

Judges open polling places on Election Day, certify that voters are registered and qualified to vote, instruct voters about proper voting techniques, and process votes at the end of the day.

Election judges receive a total of $150 for their work. That includes $100 for working on Election Day and $50 for attending a two-hour training session before the election. Judges begin work at 5:15 a.m. and serve until the precinct votes are counted after the polls close at 7 p.m.

To qualify as an election judge, you must be a registered voter and live in Cook County. People interested in serving should call (312) 603-0971.