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Election Judges

Election judges help to insure that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. This section points out the qualifications necessary to become an election judge and also some of their important duties and responsibilities.

Judges of elections are responsible for the administration of election procedures in the polling place on Election Day. They are in the position of ensuring that the election process is administered fairly and in accordance with the law.

How can someone become an election judge?

Contact Mark Guetle of the Kane County Democrats, the County Clerk or Board of Election Commissioners and express your interest in serving as a Judge of Election. (include contact info)

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Poll Watchers, Runners and Passers

Poll Watchers mark off the names of those who have voted on a master “plus, minus, zero” list and supply names of all “plus” voters to the Runner. Runners go to all “plus” voters who have not voted and leave a “reminder to vote” slip at their door. The Runners’ busiest time is between 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Passer distribute “palm cards” in front of the polling location. Palm cards have the names and office of local Democratic candidates. Passers must stand 100 feet from the polling location (by law). If necessary, one person can rotate duties as Runner and Passer. It is better, however, to have two or more individuals in these roles.

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