squarefish (561836) writes "I was recently chosen as an election judge in Illinois and will be training for this position later this month. What do I need to know and be aware of outside of the 3 hour training they provide? I do not know the location or details of the precinct I will be working yet, but the voting methods and machines vary throughout all areas of state. What should I watch for in the training and on election day that would make me a better and less partial judge? I'm an independent and offered to judge for either party. I will not know anything about my assignment until 10 days prior to the election. My training is one week prior to the general election."