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Students: Be an Election Judge!

Students Age 16+ Can Serve As Election Judges!

Recently, Gov. Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0642 into law, designating November 3, 2020 as Election Day, a state holiday. As a result of this, WCCHS will not have school on this day. Additionally, it creates an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who live in DuPage County the opportunity to be appointed as Election Judges, even if they are not old enough to register to vote. 

What are the qualifications necessary to be a High School Judge of Election (First Judge)?

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be a high school student in good standing
  • Must be at least 16 years old on election day
  • Must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be certified by attending a 3 hour training/test session

Pay:  $130 base pay plus $130 COVID Supplement and an additional $30 for mandatory on-line Biennial Training.  Election Judges must work Election Day to receive compensation for Training.
Hours:  Election Day starting at 5:00 am until approximately 9:00 pm

American Government and American History teachers will also have the form on their Google Classroom page. Students can ask any of their Social Studies teachers if they have questions, or they can contact Lisa Willuweit, Humanities Division Chair, at

Click here to learn more or to applyDEADLINE IS OCTOBER 3, 2020.