In order to be an Election Judge, you must:

  • Be able to speak, read, and write English
  • Be a registered voter
  • Not have a close relative appear on the current ballot
  • Not hold elective office at the time of service as a poll worker


Exceptions to the elective office provision include:

  • Board or commission member of a political subdivision or special district (unless an issue or candidate relevant to that entity is on the ballot where you are working)
  • Political party committee
  • Township office