Make A Difference, AND Get Paid!
Hi this is Leslie harris, and I have been an election judge for the past four or five years. We have an election coming up in June, and election judges are needed.
Without enough election judges, there could be long lines, and it could also mean fewer polling places. That translates to having to travel farther to your polling place, and longer lines. Both Democrats and Republicans are needed at each polling place, to ensure that everyone is being respectful of every single vote.
I’ll be honest, it’s a long day, and it can get kind of boring, but you can chat with the other election judges, and sometimes people will bring you coffee and food.
Since I enjoy chatting with people, I always try to chat with everyone who comes through the door. I’ve decided to try and make it as pleasant a day as possible for everyone involved.
I also always work the election in my own neighborhood, so I get to see my neighbors, many of whom I have not seen for a long time.
You do get paid for this work. You won’t make a ton of money, but it’s not bad for one day of work, and the biggest reason is that you’ll be making a difference in your own community. This is also a great opportunity for high school and college students.
Find out more about being an election judge in
DuPage County HERE
Kane County HERE
Kendall County HERE
Will County HERE
Cook County HERE
Have you ever been an election judge? Let me know in the comments