Paid Opportunity for April 7 Elections

Paid Opportunity for April 7 Elections

Paid Opportunity for April 7 Elections

SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY:

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 April 7, 2015.

Requirements include:
(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).
Note:
Contact Ranjana at 312-603-0961 for more information about citizenship and voter registration requirements. Bilingual college or graduate students are eligible to apply as well.
*Click here for more details. To apply, click here or call 312-603-0961.

CITY OF CHICAGO:

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners is also hiring bilingual individuals who speak Hindi, Gujarati, or Urdu for the April 7, 2015 runoff election.

Requirements include:
(1) U.S. citizenship,
(2) Registered to vote,
(3) Residence in 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).
Note:
Bilingual college or graduate students are eligible to apply as well – be sure to ask for the student application form. Students must be U.S. citizens and registered to vote anywhere in the US.
*Click here for details. To apply, click here or call 312-269-7990.

SAAPRI regularly advises local election boards and government agencies in implementing language access to limited English proficient community members. 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.”