Work On Election Day

Every election in suburban Cook County requires a team of Election Judges and Polling Place Technicians to serve voters at the polls. These poll workers are paid $250-$400 depending on the position they work on Election Day.

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  • Election Judges work together to ensure their polling place is running smoothly and voters are properly served.  This position earns $250.
  • Polling Place Technicians work directly with the election judges to assist voters and ensure their polling place is running smoothly.  Polling Place Technicians also have more responsibility for setting up and maintaining the voting equipment. Due to the additional responsibility, Polling Place Technicians receive more training and higher pay.
  • Students also will play a critical role in the elections of 2024. Their votes will help determine who leads our nation and their service as poll workers will be critical to our democratic process.