The Cook County Clerk’s Office 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 elections on November 4, 2014.
(1) Ability to travel to suburban Cook County (even if you live outside of suburban Cook County), and
(2) Ability to speak English as well as either Hindi, Gujarati, or Urdu (ability to read Hindi is preferred but not required).
Contact us for more information about citizenship and voter registration requirements, as a limited number of positions might be available for non-citizens. Bilingual college or graduate students are eligible to apply as well.
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.” Click here for our last post on these opportunities.