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September 10, 2020
Students Can Serve as Election Judges

Anticipating a shortage of election judges, Public Act 101-0642 makes several changes to state law to provide students the opportunity to serve in the role of election judge. In addition to specifically mandating that Election Day will be a school holiday, the law provides that election judges may be as young as 16 if they are otherwise qualified. High schools and colleges are being asked to notify students about the opportunity to serve as an election judge, as well as the qualifications for serving.

Those interested can learn more and apply online through the Cook County Clerk’s Office at