Judges are paid $170 for finishing a 3-hour training session and working on Election Day. They must be registered voters and live in the county.
Judges' duties include opening polling places, certifying that voters are registered and qualified to vote and transmitting votes at the end of the day.
They're expected to arrive at their precinct by 5 a.m. and work until the votes are transmitted after the polls close at 7 p.m.
Judges are needed in communities across Cook County. Chicago has its own election system.
Applications are available online.