Election judges are needed to help administer elections. They open and close the polls on election day and help voters who need assistance, ensure only qualified voters are permitted to vote, and certify precinct election results. Sometimes election judges are hired to process absentee ballots with the Absentee Ballot Board.
Elections judges are appointed by their cities, townships, and school districts. Election judges are paid for their work. The pay rate is set by cities, townships, and school districts.