Election judges are officials that staff local polling places, administer election procedures, and ensure that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. Serving as an election judge provides an opportunity to learn about the elections process and is a great service to our community.
Time Off From Employment to Serve
You may take time off from work to be an election judge.
- You must give your employer at least 20 days written notice, and you must attach the hour/pay rate form you will receive from the township board or city council that appoints you to the notice.
- Your employer may reduce your salary/wages by the amount you are paid as an election judge during the time you are away from work.
- Your employer may restrict the number of its employees serving as election judges to no more than 20 percent at a single work site.