Equipment managers work directly with the election judges to assist voters and ensure their polling place is running smoothly. Equipment managers also have more responsibility for setting up and maintaining the voting equipment. Due to the additional responsibility, Equipment Managers receive more training and higher pay.
Please note that there are now many areas of Cook County where we have more applicants than we can place. As a result, we will not be able to approve everyone and will focus on areas where our needs are greatest. There are select northern and western suburbs with shortages and there is still a need for Republican judges in many areas.
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be either a registered voter of Cook County or a college student with at least a 3.0 GPA. Not registered? Register now.
- Have access to a car and cell phone on Election Day
- Serve in a suburban Cook County polling place and work outside your home area if necessary
- Complete a three-part training class and pass an open book test after each section
- Complete an online training course
- Set up voting equipment (with assistance) before Election Day
- Assist voters and manage equipment from 5 a.m. until the results are transmitted and the equipment has been packed up at the end of the night
- Deliver materials from your precinct to a nearby receiving station
How to Apply:
- Select the equipment manager checkbox
- Applicants will be contacted if they are matched with an opening
- If an equipment manager opening is not available, applicants may be invited to work as an election judge