County Clerk - Election Judge Information




Vermilion County Clerk
Cathy Jenkins

201 North Vermilion Street
1st Floor
Danville, Illinois 61832

Phone: (217) 554-1900
Fax: (217) 554-1914
Lindsay Light
Chief Deputy /
Supervisor of Elections

(Outside City of Danville)
Phone: (217) 554-1911


Amanda Gragert
Election Judge Coordinator

Phone: (217) 554-1907

Election Judge Application
Appointment & Placement
Election Judge Training
Student Judge Info

What is an Election Judge?

Election judges serve a vital role in protecting the rights of voters.  They are responsible for ensuring that the electoral process is administered fairly and in accordance with election law.  Most importantly, election judges help ensure that every person qualified to vote is permitted to vote and that every person permitted to vote is a qualified voter.  Election judges represent the foundation of the electoral process on Election Day.

The information on this website pertains to election judges working in Vermilion County.

What are the Election Judge Responsibilities?

    Opening the polling place in the morning and closing it at night
    Setting up election equipment
    Providing assistance to voters
    Signing in voters
    Verifying voter qualifications
    Distributing ballots
    Operating voting equipment
    Filling out forms documenting polling place activity
    Certifying vote totals

What are the Election Judge Eligibility Requirements?

    Must be a resident of Vermilion County
    Must be a registered voter of good moral character
    Must be able to speak, read and write English
    Must be of good understanding and able to perform duties
    Must NOT be a candidate for any office at the election and not be an election
        precinct committeeperson


Polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Judges should arrive at their work site at least 30 minutes before the polls open and stay after the polls close until all paperwork is completed.

Judges Salary

Judges receive $150.00 for their work.  This includes $100.00 for working the entire election day and $50.00 for attending a training session prior to the election.  The pay without training is $125.00.