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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Become a Judge of Election

Judges of Election positions 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.

Judges of Election

Judges of Election 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 and mileage to those Judges who return supplies to the Election Division
  • Hours:  Election Day starting at 5:00 am until approximately 9:00 pm

College Judges of Election 

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 and mileage to those Judges who return supplies to the Election Division
  • Hours:  Election Day starting at 5:00 am until approximately 9:00 pm

Healthcare Judges of Election

Healthcare Judges are Judges who go to State certified healthcare facilities on the Saturday prior to Election Day to assist in voting of healthcare facility residents who are enrolled in the Healthcare Program. Usually two Judges (one from each major party) assist voters at a facility to cast their ballot. 

  • Pay:  $40.00 plus mileage to those Judges who return supplies to the Election Division
  • Hours:  The Saturday before Election Day starting approximately at 8:00 am until 12:00 pm

High School Judges of Election (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 and mileage to those Judges who return supplies to the Election Division
  • Hours:  Election Day starting at 5:00 am until approximately 9:00 pm

Judge of Election Applications and Forms

Submit a Judge of Election Application

Submit a College Judge of Election Application

Submit a First Judge Application (PDF)

View the Judge of Election Manual (PDF)

View the Judge of Election Brochure (PDF)

For more information in regards to Judge of Election positions email: Judge of Election Department