Daily starting pay for election judges increasing in Peoria County

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PEORIA (25News Now) – The daily starting pay for election judges in Peoria County is increasing.

Peoria County Election Commission Director Elizabeth Gannon says the pay is going up to $200 from $165 as part of the commission’s annual budget.

The commission is actively recruiting to serve in the upcoming March 2024 general primary election.

The following requirements must be met be an election judge in Illinois:

Be a U.S. CitizenBe a registered voterMeet the physical and mental requirementsBe able to speak, read and write the English languageNot be a candidate for any office in the election or an elected precinct committeepersonNot be a sex offender

“Participating in the election process as an election judge is a wonderful way to serve your community,” she said. “We also understand that judges are expected to take on many tasks throughout the 14-hour Election Day, and we are glad to be able to offer this increase to them.”

Election judge duties include setting up voting equipment, signing in and processing voters, demonstrating voting procedures, assisting voters, closing the polls, and returning election materials back to the Election Commission at the end of the night.

High school juniors or seniors in good academic standing with a GPA of at least 3.0 may also be eligible to serve.

For more information or to sign up, visit https://www.peoriaelections.gov/203/Election-Judge-Portal or call 309-324-2300.

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