Become an Election Judge

Election Judges are critical to protecting the right to vote. This compensated position is appointed by the county clerk or local election authority, upon the recommendation of local Democratic or Republican Party officials. Election judges have many responsibilities on Election Day, including:

* Opening the polling place at 6 a.m. sharp and closing it at 7 p.m.
* Setting up and operating election equipment
* Providing assistance to voters
* Preventing electioneering in the polling place
* Signing in voters
* Distributing ballots/activation cards for touch screen machines
* Processing and transmitting votes when polls close

In order to be eligible to be appointed as an Election Judge, you must be:

* A U.S. citizen
* At least 16 years old by election day, November 3, 2020
* If you are at least 18 years old, you must be a registered voter at your current address in which you reside
* Able to speak, read and write English (ability to speak, read, or write other languages is a plus)
* Of good understanding and capable of performing the duties of an Election Judge

* Required

Contact Information for Election Judges

Lee County Election Department

Phone: 815-288-3309


Democratic County Chair:  Kasey Considine Considine89@hotmail.com

Republican County Chair:  Matt Klahn mattmklahn@countyoflee.org

Ogle County Election Department

Phone:  (815)-732-1110


Democratic County Chair:  Christine Ballard Christineballard56@gmail.com

Republican County Chair:  Stacy Flanagan Stacyflanagan81@hotmail.com

Whiteside County Election Authority

Phone: 815-772-5189


Democratic County Chair:   Fidencio Hooper-Campos Eboytoys5@gmail.com

Republican County Chair:  Kurt Glazier Kglazier67@gmail.com

Carroll County Election Department

815- 244-0221



Democratic County Chair:  Ronald Preston Rpreston45@hotmail.com

Republican County Chair: Aaron Kaney aaron.kaney@gmail.com

Bureau County



Democratic County Chair:  Rick Wilkin Wilkin.rick@gmail.com

Republican County Chair:  Barry Welbers bwelbers@hotmail.com