The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners is currently hiring bilingual individuals who speak Hindi, Gujarati, or Urdu.
This is a paid opportunity to help South Asian community members gain access to the polls during the primary elections on March 18, 2014.
(1) U.S. citizenship,
(2) registered to vote in the state of Illinois (registration is still open),
(3) residence in the City of Chicago, and
(4) ability to speak English as well as either Hindi, Gujarati, or Urdu (ability to read Hindi is preferred but not required).
Bilingual college or graduate students are eligible to apply as well. Students must be U.S. citizens, registered to vote anywhere in the US, and reside in Cook County (City of Chicago OR suburban Cook County).
Click here and here for more details. Call 312-269-7990 TODAY if you are interested in applying. SAAPRI has attended many community events to speak about this opportunity, and we thank volunteers Lorena Mitchell, Aditi Singh, and Chandni Shah for their valuable assistance with this effort.
Read this press release for more background about language assistance under the Voting Rights Act: “We encourage all South Asian Americans to help with this language assistance implementation, so that we can fully exercise our right to vote in the upcoming elections.”