Commissioner Scott Britton and Commissioner Kevin Morrison championed the VOTE (Voting Opportunity and Translation Equity) ordinance, which was approved by the County Board last October. The ordinance requires fully-translated ballots in eight more languages over the next two years. The first of these new languages will be Korean and Tagalog, offered for the 2020 Presidential Primary.
Part of adding these new languages includes adding new language proficient election judges. We encourage bilingual members of the community to apply to become Election Judges. There are still spots remaining for the March 17 Primary Election, especially in the north and northwest suburbs. Election Judges earn $200 a day. Voters interested in this opportunity can visit the Clerk’s website, cookcountyclerk.com/work to apply.
Learn more about being an election judge in this video!