Become An Election Judge

Below is all Election Judge information if you would like to get involved!

Party Affiliation

State law requires that election judges represent either the Democratic or Republican Party.  Five judges are assigned to each precinct – 2 of one party and three of the other.  If there are more judges available for a precinct than is needed, some will serve as alternate…Read More


To qualify as an election judge a person must: (10 ILCS 5/14-1) Be a citzen of the United States Be good repute and character and not subject to the Sex Offender Registration Act Be able to speak, read and write the English language (and in…Read More

Election Judge Appointment and Placement

Election judges are selected by the Election Commission after appointment by the Democratic or Republican Party Chairman.  Registered voters may contact their precinct committeeperson or local party chairman if they are interested in serving as an election judge, or call the Election Commission office.  If…Read More

Length of Term

Election Judges are expected to work all elections within a two-year term of office (three or four).  At the end of the term, the judges will be recertified for another term of office.  If for any reason a judge is unable to work an election…Read More

Become Involved!

Download, fill out and return this application to Danville Election Commission, 6 N Vermilion St Danville, IL 61832 or email to:

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Student Judges

A high School Senior or Junior may apply to be an Election Judge even though that student is not old enough to register to vote.  Student Judges share the same responsibilities and hold the same authority as the other election Judges. To qualify as a…Read More

Training Materials

Here is Election Judge training sheet to get started!

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