Work On Election Day

Every election in suburban Cook County requires a team of Election Judges and Equipment managers to serve voters at the polls. These poll workers are paid $200-$340 depending on the position they work on Election Day.

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  • Election Judges work together to ensure their polling place is running smoothly and voters are properly served.  This position earns $200.
  • Equipment Managers work directly with the election judges to assist voters and ensure their polling place is running smoothly.  Equipment managers also have more responsibility for setting up and maintaining the voting equipment. Due to the additional responsibility, Equipment Managers receive more training and higher pay.
  • Students also will play a critical role in the elections of 2018. Their votes will help determine who leads our nation and their service as poll workers will be critical to our democratic process.