Be Involved in your Community, Become an Election Judge for the Consolidated Election

Joliet, IL (February 15, 2017) –Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots is seeking additional Election Judges to work the Consolidated election on April 4, 2017.  The County Clerk’s Office is seeking Democratic and Republican Election Judges, especially in the southern portion of Will County – Wilmington, Godley, Symerton, Custer Park, Wesley and Braidwood.   The number of Republican and Democratic Election Judges at each polling place is determined by the average party turnout in the three most recent Illinois governor’s races. It’s imperative to have a balance of Republicans and Democrats at the polling place to assure the integrity of the election.

Before being assigned to an election, Election Judges are required to attend a 2-1/2 hour training class. Upon completion of training, Election Judges are paid $150 for the day they are assigned to work a polling place including mileage reimbursement.  Election Judges can earn extra compensation if they help pick up and drop off election supplies.  Election Judge training classes are held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00 AM and 1:00PM.  All interested individuals should apply to be an Election Judge at and our staff will call to schedule your training class.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, live in Will County and be entitled to vote at the next election or be high school seniors in good standing. They can also be students enrolled in a public or private school, community college or private secondary school.