CHICAGO — Elections in Chicago aren't "rigged," but that's only because hundreds of diligent election judges are working to keep the votes straight.
Any registered voter in Chicago can apply to work the polls, so long as they're "of good repute," "able to perform basic math" and not living in the same household as a candidate running for office, according to officials.
Election judges can earn $140 for a full day of work on Nov. 8, with an extra $50 thrown in for anyone who completes a training program. Bonus pay is also offered to people willing to perform other odd jobs, like running election results to receiving stations and processing ballots after Election Day.
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