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Judges of Election are responsible for the administration of election procedures in the polling place on Election Day. They are in the position of ensuring that the election process is administered fairly and in accordance with the Illinois Election Code.
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Election Judges are chosen by the Precinct Committeemen and by the Party Chairperson of your political party. In each precinct, the party which cast the highest average number of votes at the most recent three gubernatorial elections in the precinct shall be represented by three judges; the party which casts the second highest number of votes at the most recent gubernatorial elections in the precinct shall be represented by two judges
Before each election, Judge Training Schools are held. This covers the duties and responsibilities of Election Judges. An examination that tests reading skills, ability to work with poll lists, ability to add, and knowledge of election laws governing the operation of polling places is given every two years. Judges who have attended the class and completed the test will receive $160 for their duties on Election Day. Election Judge pay is reduced for not attending the Training Class or completing the test.
Contact the County Clerk's Office by phone; LaSalle County Clerk at 815-434-8201 or by email, and express your interest in serving as a Judge of Election; or print out, complete, and mail the Judge of Election Application (PDF).
LaSalle County Clerk707 Etna RoadOttawa, IL 61350