Judges needed for April 17 Consolidated Election

March 12, 2007
Press Release

Cook County Clerk David Orr is looking to recruit hundreds of new election judges to work during the April 17, 2007 Consolidated Election.

“It is important that we have a full complement of judges to make sure the election is carried out honestly, fairly, and accurately,” Orr said. “Having enough judges also makes the day run more smoothly.”

Election judges open polling places, certify that voters are registered and qualified to vote, explain election procedures, issue ballots and activate cards for the touch screens, operate election equipment, and transmit votes at the end of the day.

Election judges receive $150 for their work. That includes $100 for working Election Day and $50 for attending a 2-1/2 hour training session prior to the election. Judges begin work at 5:15 a.m. and work until the votes are transmitted 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 on Election Day can call (312) 603-0970 to sign up or complete an online application located here on voterinfonet.com.