NOTICE: The Will County Clerk’s Office has increased the Election Judge pay for the Nov. 3, 2020 Presidential Election by $100, bringing the total pay for the day to $250. This is a one-time increase for this election made possible through CARES Act funding.
The Election Judge plays a critical role in our democratic process. Election Judges protect the integrity of our elections and guarantee fair access to the ballot for all Will County Voters. Below you will find more information on how you can serve on the frontline of democracy.
ELECTION JUDGE QUALIFICATIONS
- Citizen of the United States.
- Active registered voter in Will County.
- Must cast ballot in a Primary Election for the party the judge will represent.
- Speaks, reads, and writes in English language.
- Must attend an Election Judge training class.
- Must not be a candidate for any office in the election.
- Must not be an elected Precinct Committeeperson.
- Able to work from 5 a.m. until after the polls close at 7 p.m. on Election Day.
- Ability to sit or stand for an extended period of time.
BENEFITS OF SERVING
- Pride in guaranteeing the integrity and security of our local elections.
- Paid $90 per election and $60 for training when appointed to serve in a precinct.
- Ability to earn additional pay for extra responsibilities.
STUDENT ELECTION JUDGES
High school students may qualify to be an Election Judge if they:
- Are a high school junior or senior in good standing.
- Maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
- Obtain written approval from principal, teacher, and parent.
- Successfully complete the state required training session.
Learn more about Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry’s Student Ambassador Program.
IMPORTANT ELECTION JUDGE LINKS
Frequently Asked Questions