Student election judges play a crucial role by serving as the gatekeepers of democracy.
As part of a team of judges, you'll be responsible for helping voters and supervising polling place activity. You also get paid for it. Student election judges can earn up to $155 every election.
Many college students choose to remain registered to vote in their hometowns. If this is the case, you still qualify to serve as a student election judge. It is not required that you be a registered voter in the County of Peoria.
Student judges share the same responsibilities, hold the same authority and perform the same tasks as other election judges. They include:
To be eligible to serve as an election judge, you must be:
Judges work long hours, arriving at the polling place at 5:00 am and working until the equipment is packed up after the polls close at 7 pm.
Trained Election Judges receive $155 for the day.
Election judges are required to work the entire day.