Election judges are needed in suburban Cook County to make sure each polling place has a full complement of pollworkers for the primary election on Tuesday, March 17, Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough announced.
The need for election judges is primarily in north and northwest suburban Cook County. They are needed in Orland, Lyons, Leyden, Maine, Elk Grove, Wheeling, Schaumburg and Northfield townships. Pollworkers can come from any part of suburban Cook County; however, those who apply this week should know that on Election Day they would be working in one of these areas.
Election judges work together to ensure their polling place is running smoothly and voters are properly served, and are paid $200 each.
The clerk's office has had some election judges who've declined to work due to concerns about COVID-19.
Interested registered voters must apply online at www.CookCountyClerk.com/agency/election-judges and attend a mandatory training class to be election judges. The application process will be open until Friday, March 13. The clerk's office will have two training sessions on March 13at 1 and 6 p.m.at the Election Operations Center in Cicero, 1330 S. 54th Ave.