Election Judges

Do You Meet the Following Requirements?

  • Eligible to vote in the State of Minnesota
  • Able to read, write, and speak English
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Not a candidate in the election, and not closely related to a candidate (Election Judges can not be a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of a candidate.)
  • Not closely related to an election judge in the same precinct (but can serve in another precinct)

Do You Want To?

  • Earn $9.50 to $11.50 per hour?
  • Get involved in the election process?
  • Work with the public?
  • Do something different than the same old run-of-the-mill stuff?
  • Meet lots of people?
If so, you can be an Election Judge!

What Does This Involve?

  • A 2-hour training class (generally held in August)
  • Commitment to the primary election in August
  • Commitment to the general election in November
  • Judges must be at the polling place at 6 a.m. on election day and work until they are finished that evening (usually by 10 p.m.) We would prefer people who can commit to the entire day, but we will consider part-time (half-day) help as well.
  • If you are an Election Judge at a place that is not your polling place, you may vote absentee.
  • Regular judges are paid $9.50 per hour. Head or co-head judges are paid $11.50 per hour.

How Does a Person Sign Up?

Fill out the Election Judge Application (PDF) and return it to the Administration Department at City Hall.