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Cook County offering up to $400 for poll workers

From WGN: Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough’s office is seeking poll workers in the suburbs for the upcoming presidential primary next month.

Her office is looking for election judges and polling place technicians throughout the suburbs of Cook County. The pay rate has increased to $250 for election judges and $400 for polling place technicians, according to the county.

The clerk’s office is encouraging high school and college students to apply. A 3.0 GPA is required if you’re a student applying.

Election judges will greet voters, sign them in and work together to ensure the polling place is running smoothly. Polling place technicians work with the election judges to check supplies and equipment.

They also assist with the setup, maintenance and breakdown of election equipment and will receive additional training.

The presidential primary in Illinois takes place on March 19. Applications are available at the clerk’s website.