The County Clerk’s office needs Judges of Election to serve in 50 precincts throughout Bureau County for each election. There are always shortages in some areas of the county.
Training classes are held at a convenient location in the county prior to the election. Trained Judges of Election can earn up to $150 by attending a training class and working as a Judge on Election Day.
At each polling place there are Judges representing both major political parties. They are responsible for the administration of the election procedures. They verify that only qualified persons are permitted to vote, as well as give assistance to all voters. They are nominated by the political parties to serve and are certified by the Circuit Court.