Student Election Judge Opportunity
Due to a shortage in election judges, the Jo Daviess County clerk is seeking students to serve as student judges. Election judges can be 16+ years old and will get paid.
If you have any interest in being a student election judge, notify Principal Murphy in the high school office.
Please see school code (a) and (b) in blue text below.
(10 ILCS 5/2B-40)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
Sec. 2B-40. Judges of election.
(a) All laws and rules regarding the provisions of election judges shall be in effect for the 2020 general election, provided that notwithstanding any law to the contrary, any individual may be appointed to serve as an election judge if, as of the date of the election at which the person serves as judge, he or she has attained the age of 16.
Prior to appointment, a judge qualifying under this subsection (a) must certify in writing to the election authority the political party the judge chooses to affiliate with.
(b) All public and private secondary schools, community colleges, and universities shall publish notification on their publicly accessible websites and notify their students of the opportunity to serve as an election judge for the 2020 general election and the qualifications provided in subsection (a).
(c) The Department of Employment Security shall publish notification on its publicly accessible website that anyone receiving unemployment insurance may apply to serve as an election judge for the 2020 general election and the qualifications provided in subsection (a).
(d) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, counties having a population of less than 250,000 pursuant to the 2010 U.S. Census, may appoint 3 judges of election to serve in lieu of the 5 judges of election required by this Code for the 2020 general election, unless such judges of election are appointed by election commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 101-642, eff. 6-16-20.)