The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and the Cook County Clerk are 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) U.S. citizenship,
(2) registered to vote in the state of Illinois (registration is still open),
(3) residence in Cook County, 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.
You must live in Cook County (City of Chicago or suburban Cook County) to apply for this position. Click here for more details. To apply, click here or call 312-603-0906 and press the option for Election Judges. If you would like the Cook County Clerk’s office to discuss this job opportunity at your community event, please contact us.
Please contact us if you are interested in other job opportunities available for bilingual individuals. 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.”