Speak a South-Asian Language? Make Elections Better: Get Paid For It!

The Chicago Board of Elections is recruiting bilingual (English+) Hindi, Gujarati and Urdu speaking individuals to serve as election judges in particular neighborhood precincts for voters with limited proficiency in English during the February 24th, 2015 Municipal Election.

Being an election judge is a paid opportunity and would give you an interesting experience by being a part of the electoral process as they assist members of their community by providing language assistance in polling places at targeted precincts in Chicago on Election Day.

Judges of Election are paid $125 for serving all of Election Day, plus $45 if they also have completed training.

In each precinct, the judges share in responsibilities, duties and authorities that include:
(1) Opening the polling place and setting up voting equipment at 5 am on Election Day;
(2) Conducting a fair, impartial and secure election in the polling place, allowing voting from 6 am to 7 pm.
(3) Tabulating the vote totals for the precinct and transmitting the results to Election Central after the polls close.

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If you are eligible to vote but are not registered yet, please visit this website for details. Deadline to register online or by mail is Jan. 27th.

Completed applications can either be emailed to Shobhana Johri Verma (Asian Indian Outreach Coordinator) at hindivote@chicagoelections.net or faxed at 312-269-0664 or sent by regular mail at:

Shobhana Johri Verma
Asian Indian Outreach
Chicago Board of Election Commissioners
69 W Washington Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60602