Already Hard To Come By, Chicago Election Judges Rarely Dismissed, Records ShowFor six elections held between 2016 and spring 2019, approximately 72,000 people were hired to staff polling places in Chicago. Only 41 were fired.
Coronavirus In Illinois: Cook County Facing Shortage Of Election Judges For Tuesday's PrimaryTo become an election judge, you must be a registered voter, but the county is waiving the normal training requirements. Election judges also are paid $150 for the day.
Want To Make $255? Here's How To Become An Election JudgeTuesday marks eight weeks until the Illinois primary, and Chicago has been scrambling to find workers to man the polls.
No Election Judges Show Up At Polling Place On Northwest SideA 39th Ward polling place at 6100 N. Central Ave. turned away several voters Tuesday morning because none of the assigned election judges showed up before polls opened at 6 a.m.
Two Election Judges Removed, Several Precincts To Stay Open LateOne judge appeared intoxicated and left on his own. Another judge smelled of alcohol and had to be removed by police.
Cook County Needs Election Judges, Equipment ManagersThe biggest need is for bilingual workers. 
Election Judges Needed For NovemberThere are around 6,800 judges throughout the city but to be fully staffed, the Chicago Board of Election needs 10,000 judges. 
Illinois Working To Get More Election Judges Amid ShortageEfforts are underway to fill the void of election judges in Illinois.
Chicago Election Judges Behaving Badly: Cursing, Sleeping, Playing The PianoWidescale boozing was out this year. Incidents appeared to be isolated on a day that could see record voter turnout. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
Chicago Election Board Manager FiredA Chicago election official has been fired in the aftermath of a contentious election that has resulted in a criminal probe of disruptive robocalls and complaints about “irregularities” in handling ballots in the state treasurer’s race. A spokesman declined to say why the person was fired, saying it was a personnel issue.
Due To Judge Shortage, Glitches, Last Chicago Ballot Cast At 3 A.M.At Welles Park, there were 50 people still in line at 2 a.m., having waited at least seven hours to cast their ballots. At one point, the gym was transformed into a makeshift holding area to accommodate waiting voters.