Student Election Judges

  1. Upcoming Elections
    March 19, 2024 - General Primary Election
    November 5, 2024 - General Election

High school students meeting specific grade qualifications are eligible to apply and be trained as election workers in Lake County. Nearly one thousand high school students have served as hands-on participants in our electoral process since our program began. Students like you have invigorated the service to voters and impressed “seasoned” election workers with their attention to detail and accuracy. Several school organizations have participated as a student government project or as a part of the National Honor Society and donated their pay to scholarship funds or to local charities. 


To qualify an election judge, the Lake County Clerk's office requires a student:

  • be a citizen of the United States;
  • be a Junior or Senior student enrolled in a Lake County public or private secondary school or community college;
  • have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher;
  • have the written approval of his or her parent or legal guardian and the school principal;
  • have satisfactorily completed the training course for judges of election, and
  • meet all other qualifications for appointment and service as an election judge.

If you meet all qualifications and are ready to be part of our Election Judge team, please complete the following application:

Student Election Judge Application form (PDF)

For a list of upcoming elections, please see our Election Calendar. The form should be completed in its entirety and returned to your school or teacher representative. If your school does not have a representative, send the completed forms to our office via:
E-mail: [email protected]
Mail to: 
Lake County Clerk
Student Election Judge Program
18 North County Street, Room 101
Waukegan, IL 60085