McHenry Co. Needs More Election Judges For Election

Amie Schaenzer
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MCHENRY COUNTY, IL —McHenry County is looking for election judges to staff polling places for the Nov. 3 presidential election. While there has been a dedicated group of election judges from throughout McHenry County has staffed polling places over the years, a number of them cannot perform the duty for this election because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.

The help is needed as the upcoming November election is expected to be a very busy one, McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio said.

“Even though we have seen unprecedented interest in voting by mail, we must keep our polling places open for the many people who are comfortable with voting in person,” Tirio said. “The COVID-19 virus has challenged McHenry County and the nation in so many ways – I’m hopeful that this is a challenge that we can overcome together.”

Judges will receive a four-hour paid training class, and will be paid for their time at the polls. The county clerk’s Office has an ample supply of personal protective gear and hand sanitizer to keep all election judges at all polling places safe, according to the news release.

To apply, go to and click the “Sign-up to be an Election Judge” link
near the top of the page or call our office at 815-334-4242.

This article originally appeared on the Crystal Lake-Cary Patch