For Current Election Judges

Judge Responses for upcoming election

If you are a current Election Judge and have received a Notice to Serve for the November 6, 2018 election, click HERE to respond about your availability to serve.

If you are serving on Election Day and would like to express interest in serving for Early Voting or Nursing Home voting, click HERE to respond about your availability to serve.  If you have questions about these roles, call Carrie at 309-888-5136 or email


Training is not required to serve as an Election Judge, but if you complete one of the scheduled classes and serve on Election Day as an Election Judge, you will earn a Training bonus.  Click HERE to sign up for classes.

If you currently are not an Election Judge, you will need to complete the application before signing up for training.  Click HERE to sign up as an Election Judge.


When will training classes be offered?
Certification Election Judge classes are held before General Elections (which are in even-numbered years), usually in early Summer and sometimes in late Fall.

For other elections, other types of classes are held, including both in-person and on-line training.  The lessons vary, depending on what content needs to be covered for the next scheduled election.

How much are election judges paid?

The base rate of $150.00 is given for working in the polls on Election Day. A Training Bonus may be given  according to whether you completed the most recent training.  There may be other jobs that can be worked for additional pay, including nursing home voting, polling place coordinator, early voting judge, or field representative.  Pay rates may change according to current budget figures.

How are payments to election workers treated?
See IRS publication. Workers who make over $600 in one year will be sent a W2 or 1099 form.