How do I Become an Election Judge?
Who are election judges? Election judges are responsible for the administration of election procedures in the voting place. Election judges help to guarantee that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day.
Who is eligible? Any person who resides in and is eligible to vote in the state is eligible to be an election judge. At least two election judges in each precinct must serve with a different major political party designation (except in school district and township elections not held in conjunction with a statewide election, and for student trainee election judges). The remaining election judges in a precinct can serve without an affiliation to a major political party.
How are the judges selected? The governing body of the municipality or township appoints election judges for precincts in a municipality and townships.
Are election judges paid? Yes. The pay varies according to precinct policy. Pay will be at least minimum wage.
What are some duties of election judges?
How can I become an election judge? If you are interested in becoming an election judge, please fill out the
Election Judge Application Form and return it to our office by e-mail.
Complete the card by signing your name, address, phone number and selecting your precinct. Your local government clerk will call you for training when your service is needed. Judges are trained and certified for two years. They may work at one or several elections during their term of service.
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