The DuPage County Election Commission is looking for more election judges.
“It’s always a challenge to find the right number of judges. When we don’t receive enough referrals from the parties, that’s when we start to go out and try to call on all registered voters to let them know that we can use their help. That we want them to fulfill their civic duty and come out and be trained and be certified as an election judge and help us run the November election this year,” explained Suzanne Fahnestock, the interim executive director of the election commission
The four-hour training course offered by the election commission teaches the election code, how to set up voting equipment, and how to process voters.
Since starting this year’s course in mid-August, over 1000 judges have been trained and certified. But the commission says they still need more volunteers.
“Anyone can be an election judge you just have to be a registered voter in DuPage County. It’s a great way to get involved and to know about what’s happening,” said Election Judge Coordinator Stephanie Groenewold.
You have until October 5 to apply for a training course and more information on how to qualify is on DuPage County’s website.
High school students may also apply to become election judges in DuPage County if they have a 3.0 GPA or higher, receive approval from their parents and principal, and are a U.S. citizen.
Naperville News 17’s Christine Lena reports.