Help wanted: Bilingual election judges needed

March 14, 2003
Press Release

Spanish-speaking election judges from both parties are needed to work the April 1 consolidated election in suburban Cook County, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced.

Bilingual election judges are needed in the following townships: Berwyn, Calumet, Elk Grove, Evanston, Hanover, Leyden, Maine, Proviso, Schaumburg, Thornton and Wheeling.

Judges open polling places, 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 prior to April 1. 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) 603-0964 or (312) 603-0965.

For more information, visit or call (312) 603-0906.