From the Cook County Clerk’s office:
Democracy doesn’t just happen. College students can make a difference in local elections, but they can’t do it from the sidelines. During the 2014 Election cycle, 83% of 18-24 year olds chose NOT to vote, NOT to be heard. We want that to change!
The March 20th Gubernatorial Primary is coming up and the Cook County Clerk’s office urges all students to register and vote and then go one step further and apply to serve voters on Election Day in a suburban polling place. Local democracy depends on the poll workers who take pride in making it possible for their fellow citizens to cast their ballots and have their voices heard.
There are two positions available for students: Election Judge or Equipment Manager. Both Election Judges and Equipment Managers assist voters and ensure the polling place is running smoothly. Equipment Managers are also responsible for setting up and maintaining the voting equipment. Due to the additional responsibility, Equipment Managers receive more training and get higher pay. Election Judges earn $190, Equipment Managers earn $340.
To learn more and apply online visit cookcountyclerk.com/students.