Election Day workers are needed to serve throughout suburban Cook County for the March 20 Gubernatorial Primary Election, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Thursday.
Applicants must complete the required training, set up the voting equipment the night before Election Day and serve from 5 a.m. until the results are transmitted and the equipment has been packed on election night.
“Democracy doesn’t just happen,” Orr said. “It depends on Election Judges and Equipment Managers who serve voters and keep the precincts running smoothly each Election Day. These volunteers serve a vital role in the electoral process and ensure that their fellow citizens can cast their ballots and make their voices heard.”
There are two positions available: Election Judge and Equipment Manager. Both assist voters and ensure the polling place is running smoothly. Equipment Managers have greater responsibility for setting up and maintaining the voting equipment. Election Judges earn $190 and Equipment Managers earn $340. Due to the additional responsibilities, Equipment Managers receive more training and higher pay.
Any voter who wishes to serve on Election Day is encouraged to apply soon, so they will have time to take part in training classes. College and high school students are also eligible to serve on Election Day.
Prospective Election Day workers can apply online, at: cookcountyclerk.com/Work or call 312.603.0965.