November 3rd Declared State Holiday, No School. Become an Election Judge!

This June, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0642 into law, designating November 3, 2020 as Election Day, a state holiday. As a result of this, Niles Township High School District 219 schools will be closed on this day, and it will be a non-attendance day for students for remote learning.

This state legislation also creates an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who meet certain qualifications to serve as an Election Judge on that day.

To qualify as a student judge, you must:

  • Be a high school senior or junior
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Be a U.S. citizen by the next election
  • Able to speak, read and write English fluently
  • Successfully complete an election judge training course conducted by the Clerk’s office
  • Have written consent from your principal and a parent or legal guardian. 
  • Reside in Cook County

Election judges receive $200 for their work. This compensation is paid to students who attend training, pass the test and work on Election Day. All three conditions must be met.

For more information on how to apply and be selected as a High School Student Election Judge, visit the following link: