Election judges have many responsibilities and perform several tasks on Election Day, including:
Opening the polling place in the morning and closing it at night
Setting up election equipment
Providing assistance to voters
Signing in voters
Verifying voter qualifications
Operating voting equipment
Filling out forms
Processing and transmitting votes at the end of the day
Certifying vote totals
To be eligible to serve as an election judge, you must be:
A U.S citizen
A resident of the County of Peoria
A registered voter
Able to speak, read and write English
Of good understanding and capable of performing duties
Candidates running for office and elected political party committeemen are prohibited from serving as election judges.
Judges work long hours, arriving at the polling place at 5 a.m. and working until the equipment is packed up after the polls close at 7 p.m.
Trained Election Judges receive up to $165 for the day.
Election judges are required to work the entire day. In addition, we would like you to commit to working all elections in a 2-year cycle (General Election, Consolidated Primary, Consolidated Election, General Primary).