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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Become an Election Judge

Election Judges oversee the voting process and assist voters in voting. The qualifications of a Judge are: being a citizen of the United States; being a registered voter in DuPage County; being of good repute and character; being able to speak, read, and write the English language; being skilled in the four fundamental rules of arithmetic; being of good understanding and capable. A Candidate, whether one's name appears on the ballot or as a valid write-in candidate, or an elected Precinct Committeeperson is not eligible to be a Judge.

Election Judges

Election Judges are responsible for the administration of election procedures in the Polling Place on Election Day in accordance with the law.

  • Pay:  $130 base pay plus $30 for Judges that complete training.  Supply pick-up and return is $15.00 each way plus mileage..
  • Hours:  Election Day starting at 5:00 am until approximately 9:00 pm

College Election Judges 

Illinois Statutes provide the opportunity for individuals who are not entitled to vote to be appointed as a Judge if they are currently enrolled in a community college or a public or private Illinois university or college and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Pay:  $130 base pay plus $30 for Judges that complete training.  Supply pick-up and return is $15.00 each way plus mileage.
  • Hours:  Election Day starting at 5:00 am until approximately 9:00 pm 

High School Student Election Judge (First Judge)

Illinois Statutes provide the opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who are not entitled to vote to be appointed as Judges if they live in DuPage County and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  

  • Pay:  $130 base pay plus $30 for Judges that complete training.  
  • Hours:  Election Day starting at 5:00 am until approximately 9:00 pm
  • Must complete online training course to be placed

Election Judge Applications and Forms

Submit an Election Judge Application

Submit a College Election Judge Application

Submit a First Judge Application (PDF)

View the Election Judge Brochure (PDF)

For more information regarding Election Judge positions email: ElectionJudges@dupageco.org

Contact Us

For more information email the Judge Department

Notices

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