WANTED: Election Workers to Serve March 20

WANTED: Election Workers to Serve March 20

The Chicago Election Board announced Monday that poll workers are still needed to serve as Judges of Election and Election Coordinators at the Tues., March 20 Primary Election, with the greatest number of openings in precincts on the city’s North Side.


US citizens who are registered to vote in Cook County may apply now at: www.chipollworker.com


“Serving as an Election Judge or an Election Coordinator is both demanding and rewarding,” said

Chicago Election Board Chairwoman Marisel A. Hernandez. “We offer training to all of those who apply, and we are looking to fill vacancies in the coming week.”

The Board also is interested in those who are able to serve and provide bilingual assistance: English/Spanish, English/Chinese, English/Hindi, English/Polish and English/Korean.


Election Judges and Election Coordinators need to complete training and serve all day on Election Day from 5 a.m. through the time after the polls close at 7 p.m. when all records and voting equipment is secured.


Election Judges who complete the four-hour training and serve on Election Day are paid $190.

Election Coordinators (whose duties include trouble-shooting equipment, ensuring accessibility and helping administer Election Day Registration), must complete two training sessions, pass a test and serve on Election Day. Election Coordinators who complete the training, pass the test and serve on Election Day will be paid $350.


“Each election, we rely on more than 10,000 poll workers to help protect and defend our democracy and ensure a smooth election,” Hernandez said. “We salute the many who enjoy this role and return to serve year after year.”