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Election judges are needed to help administer elections. They open and close the polls on election day and help voters who need assistance, ensure only qualified voters are permitted to vote and certify precinct election results. Sometimes election judges are hired to process absentee ballots with the Absentee Ballot Board.
Elections judges are appointed by their cities, townships and school districts. Election judges are paid for their work. The pay rate is set by cities, townships and school districts
To be an election judge, you must be:
You cannot be:
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.
Election Judge Training Video
2018 Election Judge Guide - 3.6KB
Election Judge Workbook - 1.3KB
Online Election Judge Training (will need username and password). Available to existing Election Judges only. Access code: Elections2019.