Appointment and Placement
Judges of election are selected
by the County Board from lists of registered voters who wish to
serve as judges. Registered voters may contact their party
chairperson, committeeperson or the Vermilion County Clerk's
office if interested in becoming an election judge. For
each polling place three judges are appointed from one party and
two from another. Extra judges either serve as alternates
or are assigned to other precincts.
The party which casts the highest number of votes at the three
most recent gubernatorial elections in the precinct shall be
represented by three judges; the party which casts the second
highest number of votes at the three most recent gubernatorial
elections in the precinct shall be represented by two judges.
After selections are made, a report is filed in the Circuit
Court and application is made for their confirmation and
appointment by the Court.
State law requries that election
judges represent either the Democratic or Republican Party on
Election Day. Five election judges are assigned to a
precinct, two of one party and three of the other.
Length of Term
Election judges are expected to
serve in all elections (usually three) within a two-year term of
office. At the end of the two years, election judges are
recertified for another term of office.