Current Judges for upcoming election
If you are a current Election Judge and have been assigned to work in a role for the November 6, 2018 General Election, you have been mailed a Notice to Serve with the final details of your assignment. This was mailed on October 5th. If you have not received this information, call Carrie at 309-888-5136 or email email@example.com.
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.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.