The Volunteer Deputy Registrar Program offers a convenient method of voter registration for residents of the City of East St. Louis. It has proven to be the most effective and efficient means of reaching eligible citizens who are not yet registered to vote. Deputy Registrars may register voters who reside anywhere in the State of Illinois, and the Board of Elections will forward the registrations to the proper jurisdiction.
A deputy registrar is appointed for a two-year term which ends on the first business day of December in even-numbered years.
Volunteer Deputy Registrars must be trained by the Board and are issued registration materials. For additional information contact our office.
A judge of election is the official responsible for the conduct of the election in the precinct polling place. Judges of election are the backbone of the electoral process. The job is challenging, interesting, and a personally rewarding experience.
In order to qualify as a judge of election, an applicant MUST:
Under law, the county Democratic and Republican parties may submit a list of qualified persons by precinct to serve as election judges for their respective parties.
The Board of Election Commissioners appoints these persons to serve as judges of election and the circuit court then confirms the judges not less than 28 days prior to an election.
The Board accepts applications to be an election judge from the general public and works to fill all vacancies. A person may file an application with the City of East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners office or notify one of the political party committees that he/she would like to be placed on the submittal list for that political party.
Judges of Election are appointed for a two year term.
Yes. Election judges who work the full Election Day are paid for their services. An election judge who completes the training class can receive a higher amount of pay for working on Election Day.
Yes, most employers allow time off without loss of wages to serve as an election judge. Please check with your employer to see what guidelines they might have for this community service.
Election judges attend a training class filled with fun and information. Please call the Board of Elections at 618-398-3778 for schedules of upcoming classes.
To receive information on how to be an election judge, call 618-398-3778 or email our office at ESLBEC@ESLBEC.ORG.
$120.00 with training, $85.00 without training