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.
If you're a high school junior or senior, you may apply to serve as a student election judge even though you're not old enough to vote.
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 a student 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.