Voter Protection

The Trump administration and Republican groups across the country are attempting to suppress Democratic votes by disrupting the vote by mail process and creating obstacles to in-person voting in Democratic areas.

You can help protect the electoral process by serving as an election judge, or by participating in the national Democratic Party’s voter protection program.

Election Judges

Election judges help to ensure that the rights of voters are protected.

Judges of elections are responsible for the administration of election procedures in the polling place on Election Day. They ensure that the election process is administered fairly and in accordance with the law.

To be eligible to serve as an election judge, you must meet the following criteria:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Kane County
  • A registered voter
  • Able to speak, read and write English
  • Of good understanding and capable of performing duties

Candidates running for office and elected political party committeepersons​ are prohibited from serving as election judges.

Becoming an election judge

Contact the Kane County Democrats or the Kane County Clerk to express your interest in serving as a Judge of Election.

National Voter Protection Efforts

The Democratic Party’s Civic Engagement and Voter Civic Engagement and Voter Protection department works to promote fair and accessible elections across the country.

If you are interested in helping protect the vote by traveling to other states, providing hotline support, or providing other assistance, complete the voter protection interest survey.