DuPage County election judges to receive double pay, online training
The DuPage County Clerk's office is doubling its pay for election judges and implementing a new system allowing them to be trained from home in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Those who work on Election Day will receive $130 in base pay, plus another $130 as a COVID-19 supplement, according to a news release from the county clerk's office. Election judges working during the early voting period will be paid $20 per hour, double the base pay.
Polling places also will be equipped with personal protective equipment, sanitation supplies, social distancing signs and floor markers, officials said.
Election judges typically are responsible for preparing polling locations, welcoming voters, verifying voter registration and issuing ballots, as well as helping to ensure voters understand the process and can use the equipment. Training will be conducted online, rather than in person, to ensure the health and safety of workers, according to the county clerk's office.
Pay increases, personal protective equipment and the online training system are being funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
To apply, visit dupageco.org/Election/48695.