Cook County Clerk's Office offering high school, college students chance to work on Election Day

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Monday, August 22, 2016

COOK COUNTY (WLS) -- The Cook County Clerk's Office is offering high school and college students the chance to earn some cash on Election Day.

Students can make $175 working as an election judge and $325 as an equipment manager on Election Day in suburban Cook County.

Once training is completed, poll workers get assigned to a nearby polling place on Election Day, Nov. 8, where they register eligible citizens, verify voter registrations and aid suburban Cook County voters in casting their ballots. Equipment managers make more money because they are responsible for setting up and maintaining voting equipment.

"Working at a polling place on Election Day is a valuable experience for young adults," said Cook County Clerk David Orr. "Students get an up-close view of what democracy in action looks like and they get paid to do it."

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