CHICAGO (CBS)– DuPage County will be doubling the pay for election judges working for the 2020 election due to the pandemic.
Judges working Election Day will receive $130 in base pay and another $130 as a COVID-19 supplement. Election judges working during Early Voting will receive $10 per hour in base pay and another $10 per hour as a COVID-19 supplement.READ MORE: Preparation Work Begins In Jackson Park Ahead Of Fall Groundbreaking For Obama Presidential Center
Anyone interested in applying to be an election judge or election worker can apply on the DuPage County Clerk Election website.READ MORE: Bell-Ringing Ceremony Honors Chicago Firefighter Edward Singleton
County officials said polling places will be equipped with personal protective equipment, sanitation supplies and social distancing signage and floor markers.
DuPage County is implementing a new online judge training system.MORE NEWS: Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Teachers Union Continue Negotiations Regarding COVID Safety
Illinois voter registration applications are available online.