Election Day Judges
In June of this year, Governor Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0642 into law, designating November 3, 2020 as Election Day, a state holiday. As a result of this, MCV Schools will be closed on this day. Additionally, it creates an opportunity for students, or anyone at least 16 years of age, and meeting the other qualifications to serve as an Election Judge on that day.
What are the qualifications necessary to be an Election Judge?
- Be a registered voter or at least 16 years of age (a new Illinois law that applies only for the 2020 General Election allows for 16 year-olds to serve as election judges).
- Be of good repute and character.
- Be able to speak, read and write the English language.
- Be of good understanding and capable of performing duties.
- Not be a candidate for any office in the election, and not be a precinct committeeman.
- Each Election Judge is required to declare their party preference so they can be assigned accordingly.
For additional information on how to serve as an Election Judge in Rock Island County, visit the following link: https://www.rockislandcounty.org/ElectionJudges/