Hillcrest students to serve as election judges
March 14, 2013 11:46AM
Hillcrest High School students and election judges Crystal Hendricks, Asia Gholar and Kendra Porter show off their “I Voted” stickers. | Supplied photo
Updated: April 18, 2013 6:05AM
Hillcrest High School students will participate as Cook County election judges for the April 9 general election.
The students are participating in the First Judge Program, set up by the county for high school juniors and seniors to participate as student election judges during various elections.
More than 70 students were trained and served as judges in the November presidential election, and all were asked to return for the April election. Students will be assigned as judges and equipment managers for the various precincts in the south suburbs.
“Being an election judge for these past two years showed me how each election is important to our democracy. I look forward to helping in the next election,” said Kendra Porter, a senior at Hillcrest.
Students at the Country Club Hills school have been serving as judges for the past six years and have continued to serve after graduation.
“Our goal is to promote lifelong voters,” school faculty recruiter Caroline Snyder said.
For more information about the program, visit www.cookcountyclerk.com.