The Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, the Cook County Clerk and The Chicago Bar Association (CBA) have partnered to create Election Day Field Attorneys to serve on Election Day as attorneys “in the field” for the Chicago or suburban Cook County election authorities.
Each attorney will be assigned to one of the 50 wards in the City of Chicago if representing the Board, or to one of the 17 regional RDC centers if representing the Clerk. The attorney will be working cooperatively and in conjunction with the regular field supervisor/investigator from the respective election authority who is also assigned to the attorney’s particular ward or region.
It is anticipated each attorney would be paid a flat fee of $500 for a full day of service on election day, beginning at 5:00 a.m. and concluding when all precincts within their ward or region have closed (the standard closing time is 7:00 p.m., but some precincts may be held open late by court order, usually for no more than one or two extra hours).
Responsibilities, application requirements and training requirements can be found online.