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The Champaign County Clerk’s office needs election judges

A white rectangular sign with blue block letters that say VOTING. There is an orange arrow under the word.
Jessica Hammie

The consolidated election is coming up on April 4th, and Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons is looking for about 100 more election judges for election day. There are 67 polling places that he is trying to have fully staffed for that day. With these sort of elections having historically low turnout, it seems important to have as much access to voting as possible.

You can find the full list of qualifications, and apply, at the County Clerk’s website. A four hour (mostly online) training is required, and you get paid $200 for your services. High school juniors and seniors can also serve as judges if they have at least a 3.0 GPA.

In the fall, I spoke with a couple of longtime election judges about the work. Take a look to get an idea of how important this role is.

The deadline to apply is March 28th.

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