Election Judge

 2024 Election Opportunities

August 13, 2024 - Primary Election
November 5, 2025 - General Election


 Election Judges Wanted...

Are you...

  • A resident of Minnesota?
  • A U.S. Citizen?
  • Not had your voting rights revoked?
  • Able to read, write and speak English?
  • Eligible to Vote?

Do you want to...

  • Earn at least $13.50 per hour?
  • Get involved in the election process?
  • Work with the public?
  • Meet new people?

 What Does Being an Election Judge Involve?

  • Mandatory 2-Hour On-Line Training (paid) - Head Judges require additional One Hour Training
  • Judges can work a full day shift or half day shifts
  • Judges can work one, two or all three elections (2024 Elections: March 5, August 13, November 5)
  • Health Care Facility Election Judge Opportunity - Requires Additional One Hour Training

 Who is Eligible?

  • You must be eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • You must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • You cannot be a candidate or the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any candidate on the ballot in that precinct
  • High school students 16 or 17 years old may serve as trainee election judges. Must be enrolled in a high school or homeschooled in Minnesota and may work from 6 am to no later than 9 pm at the polling place (half-day shifts are available)

 What are the Election Judge's Duties?

  • Set up the Polling Place
  • Operate Voting Equipment
  • Direct Voters to Correct Line
  • Register Individuals to Vote
  • Ensure all Qualified Voters are Permitted Vote
  • Distribute Ballots and Demonstrate How to Vote
  • Assist Voters
  • Close Down Polling Place Following Voting
  • Determine Results After Polls Close

 How Does a Person Sign Up?

  • Complete an application HERE
  • In Person - come to City Hall, 317 4th Street NW, to obtain/complete an application
  • By Phone - call 218-759-3570 to request an application by mail
  • By Email - request an application HERE