Posted on: February 4, 2024 Posted by: Amanda Barrios Comments: 0

By Amanda Barrios, Staff Writer

Do you have a strong ambition to lend a helping hand? Do you exercise good organization and adapt well to transition? It sounds like you would be a great candidate for helping with Election Day! Moraine Valley Community College is joining the Cook County Clerk’s program. They are currently looking for college students to work as clerks and judges during elections. This is an amazing opportunity for college students to earn $800 for participating!

The Cook County Clerk’s Office is offering a pilot program that specializes in training Field Technicians for the March 19 Presidential Primary Election. The program offers 2 hours of virtual coursework in Cybersecurity (Date TBD) and 6 hours of Civics divided into two 3 hour virtual classes. In addition, the county will provide 4 hours of in-person equipment training, as well as an additional online Election Judge Training.

Working the election day is a requirement to complete the program. The shift will begin promptly at 4:30 AM and could end as late as 11:00 PM. Students will be responsible for making sure voting begins on time. Applicants must also have access to a vehicle and cell phone as they must have the ability to navigate around a designated portion of the suburbs while visiting assigned precincts. Additional responsibilities will include quickly notifying a coordinator of any problems and providing written assessments of the Election Judge teams in specified precincts

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Classes begin Feb. 5 at 9 A.M. To apply online visit the link here for the Cook County Clerk’s office.