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Bilingual election judges needed for March 20, 2012 Primary Election

February 23, 2012
Clerk David Orr is recruiting about 75 bilingual election judges who are fluent in English and Spanish to work in suburban Cook County precincts for the March 20, 2012 Presidential Primary Election.
 
"Bilingual election judges help citizens who may not be proficient in English," Orr said. "Every election is vital to the democratic process and election judges are at the heart of making that process a success."  
 
Bilingual (English-Spanish) election judges are needed in the following municipalities:
 
Arlington Heights; Bellwood; Berwyn; Brookfield; Buffalo Grove; Burbank; Burnham; Calumet City; Countryside; Chicago Heights; Dixmoor; Dolton; Elgin; Flossmoor; Forest View; Harvey; Hillside; Hodgkins; Lansing; Lyons; Markham; Maywood; Midlothian; Mount Prospect; Phoenix; Riverdale; Schaumburg; Skokie; South Holland; Stickney; Streamwood; Westchester; Western Springs; Wheeling.
 
Election judges receive $170 for completing a 3-hour training session and working on Election Day. Judges are required to arrive at their precinct by 5 a.m. and work until the votes are transmitted after the polls close at 7 p.m. Election judges open polling places, certify that voters are registered and qualified to vote, explain election procedures, issue ballots and activate cards for the touch screens, operate election equipment, and transmit votes at the end of the day.
 
To qualify, you must be a registered voter and live in Cook County. People interested in serving on Election Day can complete an online application at www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/electionjudges  or call (312) 603-0965.


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