Pollwatcher Credentials

Candidates, political parties, qualified organizations of citizens, and organized proponents and opponents of a ballot proposition may appoint pollwatchers.

Illinois statutes provide for pollwatchers to be present in the polling place on election days. Pollwatchers are intended to observe the conduct of the election and their prime concern is the integrity and fairness of the election.  Pollwatchers may be in the polling place before the polls open, during the actual voting hours and after the polls close.

Click here for a brochure from the State Board of Elections on Pollwatchers.

Pollwatchers must have valid credentials to remain in the polling place.  Click here for pollwatcher credentials.