Updated: April 2, 2012 8:36AM
Early voting under way
Early voting for the March 20 Presidential Primary Election started Monday at 42 locations in suburban Cook County and one in downtown Chicago.
Glenview Village Hall is open for early voting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday for early voting through March 15, one of 42 suburban Cook County locations.
Other nearby locations include village halls in Northbrook, Niles and Skokie and at the Skokie Courthouse.
Early voters do not need a conflict or excuse to vote before Election Day, but they must have a government-issued photo ID such as a current drivers license, state ID, passport, or military ID.
Bilingual judges needed for election
Clerk David Orr is recruiting about 75 bilingual election judges who are fluent in English and Spanish to work in suburban Cook County precincts for the March 20 Presidential Primary Election.
“Bilingual election judges help citizens who may not be proficient in English,” Orr said. “Every election is vital to the democratic process and election judges are at the heart of making that process a success.”
Bilingual (English-Spanish) election judges are needed in the nearby municipalities of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Skokie and Wheeling, as well as many other places in Cook County.
Election judges receive $170 for completing a three-hour training session and working on Election Day. Judges are required to arrive at their precinct by 5 a.m. and work until the votes are transmitted after the polls close at 7 p.m.
Election judges open polling places, certify that voters are registered and qualified to vote, explain election procedures, issue ballots and activate cards for the touch screens, operate election equipment, and transmit votes at the end of the day. Judges must be registered voters and live in Cook County.
People interested in serving on Election Day can complete an online application.