DeKalb County Clerk
Election Judge Training

Please note: All scheduled Election Judge Training Sessions will be held in the Community Outreach Building in the 5 Seasons Room, located at 2500 N. Annie Glidden Rd, DeKalb, at our Health Facility Campus.


Prior to every Election, training classes are scheduled for that election cycle.  There are sessions scheduled for Election Day Judges, Election Day Registration VoteSafe Judges, Early/Grace Voting Judges, High School Students and make-up classes.  All newly appointed Judges are required to take a training class before being scheduled at a Precinct/Polling Place on Election Day.  Early/Grace Judges are required to attend a training session, prior to each Early Voting cycle, before being scheduled to work.

The two-year training course, mandated by the State of Illinois for all Election Judges is scheduled for this fall. Below you will find all of the scheduled training dates. Notification and sign up material will be sent out at the end of July, early August.

Early/Grace Judge Training

  • Thursday, August 23rd @ 6pm
  • Friday, August 24th @ 9:00am
  • Monday, August 27th @ 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 28th @ 6pm

Mandatory Two-year Training for Experience & New Judges

  • Tuesday, September 11th @ 9:00am & 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 12th @ 1:00pm & 6:00pm
  • Thursday, September 13th @ 1:00pm & 6:00pm
  • Friday, September 14th @ 9:00am & 1:00pm
  • Saturday, September 15th @ 9:00am

Election Day Registration-VoteSafe Training

  • Monday, October 8th @ 9:00am, 1:00pm & 6:00pm 

Make-up classes and training for High School Students

  • Thursday, October 11th @ 6:00p
  • Friday, October 12th @ 6:00pm
  • Saturday, October 13th @ 10am

Any experienced judges are more than welcome to attend one of the available Election Day training classes, during any election cycle, please contact the Election Judge Coordinator for availability.