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election judge post sep 2020
Tammie Babbitt

Serve as a student election judge!


Serve as a student election judge!

In June of this year, Governor Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0642 into law, designating Election Day a state holiday. As a result, there will be no school on November 3rd, 2020. Additionally, the act creates an opportunity for students who are at least 16 years of age (and who meet the other qualifications) to serve as an Election Judge on that day! As part of a team of judges, you'll be responsible for helping voters and supervising polling place activity. You also get paid for it. Student election judges can earn up to $200 every election.

To be eligible to serve as a student election judge, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen by the time of the election
  • Be a high school junior or senior in good standing 
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Successfully complete an election judge training course conducted by the Clerk's office
  • Have written approval by your high school principal
  • Have written approval from a parent or legal guardian

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