Students will play a critical role in the elections of 2018. Their votes will help determine who leads our nation and their service as poll workers will be critical to our democratic process. Learn how you can get involved and make a difference.

The Cook County Clerk's Office is looking for high school students to serve as Student Judges in the upcoming November 6th 2018 General Election. Student Judges share the same responsibilities as adult judges, including check-in and registering of voters, directing voters to the correct voting equipment and ensuring a smooth and successful Election Day!

The Clerk’s office offers paid positions to students who serve in suburban Cook County polling places. High school juniors and seniors and college students can earn $190 for assisting voters as an Election Judge.

High school students must be:
• Juniors or Seniors in high school
• Have a 3.0 GPA
• Submit a consent form by Friday, September 14th 2018
• Complete training to receive an Election Day assignment.
Students can apply at to receive a consent form. After applying, students can also download their consent form at the Consent Form Request Page.

The Cook County Clerk's Office is available to host a voter registration drive at your school and/or visit your classroom to speak about the Student Judge Program.

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