Speakers line up for Election Judge recruitment and training workshop Sat Nov. 20
Responsibility in Government and Freedom Initiative NOW, together as the “Coalition for Free and Fair Elections,” have organized an Election Judge recruitment and training event for active and retired law enforcement officers (and their spouses) to help fill the election workforce gap with individuals committed to enforce election laws, ensuring the electoral process is free and fair.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, the workshop will run from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A private reception during which program participants, sponsors, and invited guests will be able to discuss the day’s events will follow.
Keynote remarks will be delivered by Bernard B. Kerik, 40th Police Commissioner of the City of New York, and other speakers are included.
The event is free for law enforcement officers (active or retired, and their spouses and special guests).
Additionally, parking for one vehicle per law enforcement officer will be covered. Registration is required, and law enforcement officers may register by clicking this link.
VIP tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available! Please click here for details
More information may be found by clicking here.
About This Event
Safeguarding the electoral process is one of the most important roles of our government. Every American qualified to vote has a fundamental right to cast a ballot. Election judges work to guarantee that right by ensuring that Americans qualified to vote are allowed to cast a ballot, and are allowed to cast that ballot only once. Election judges serve as the eyes and ears of a polling place to enforce the election laws and ensure that the electoral process is free and fair.
In Cook County, every precinct should have Republican and Democrat election judges, and election judges of either party should be allowed to exercise their responsibilities. But for many reasons, there seldom are the right number of Republican election judges, and as a whole, there simply are not enough residents interested in becoming election judges.
Responsibility In Government and Freedom Initiative NOW have organized this event to turn the tide on the election judge problem in Cook County. Recruiting and training active and retired law enforcement officers to become election judges is not only part of the solution, but it may be the single biggest step that we can take to improve election integrity in Cook County.
Training is open to any active or retired Chicago area law enforcement officer. Importantly, the training is free for law enforcement officers, and parking also will be covered for those active or retired law enforcement officers attending. Training will be conducted in a workshop format beginning at 12:30 until 4:00 pm. Doors open at 12:00 noon. A private VIP dinner will conclude the night (separate VIP tickets are required and cost $250).
Special Guests & Speakers
You will hear from many speakers on topics critical to safeguarding the electoral process and fulfilling your role as an election judge, including:
• Keynote Speaker Bernard B. Kerik, 40th Police Commissioner of New York City
• Police Leadership Panel Featuring Sheriff Jim Root (Macon County)
• Mark Vargas, Former Congressional Candidate, Newsmax contributor, and host of “Mark My Words” on AM 560
• John Anthony, Former Illinois legislator and law enforcement officer, and host of “Black & Right” on AM 560
• Nick Richmond, President of Freedom Initiative NOW
• Scott Kaspar, Chairman of Responsibility in Government
• Special Messages from Sean Morrison, Cook County Commissioner, and Charlie Kirk, Founder, Turning Point USA
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