Election Judges Responsibilities

Election judges have many responsibilities and perform several tasks on Election Day, including:

  • Opening the polling place in the morning and closing it at night
  • Setting up election equipment
  • Providing assistance to voters
  • Signing in voters
  • Verifying voter qualifications
  • Distributing ballots
  • Operating voting equipment
  • Filling out forms
  • Processing and transmitting votes at the end of the day
  • Certifying vote totals

Eligibility

To be eligible to serve as an election judge, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of the City of Peoria
  • A registered voter
  • Able to speak, read and write English
  • Of good understanding and capable of performing duties

Candidates running for office and elected political party committeemen are prohibited from serving as election judges.

Hours

Judges work long hours, arriving at the polling place at 5:00 am and working until the equipment is packed up after the polls close at 7 pm.

Compensation

Trained Election Judges receive $155 for the day.

Commitment

Election judges are required to work the entire day. In addition, we would like you to commit to working all elections in a two year cycle (General Election, Consolidated Primary, Consolidated Election, General Primary)

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