Election judges play an important role in administering elections by ensuring the constitutional rights of voters are protected. Serving as an election judge is an opportunity to learn more about election processes and to provide a great service to the community.
Election judge training links
Election judges: after your application has been accepted, you will receive a letter asking you to sign up for training using the links below. To sign up, click on FULLSLATE.
City of Bloomington
1800 W. Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431
Time off work to serve
If you are appointed to serve as an election judge, state law allows you to be absent from work without penalty if you have given your employer at least 20 days-notice.
Your employer may reduce your salary or wages by the amount you will receive for serving as an election judge. Additionally, your employer may restrict the number of employees who are serving as election judges to no more than 20 percent of the total work force at any single work site.
Training is mandatory. The City of Bloomington will provide paid training in September and October (Regular Election Judge Training and Poll Book Training). Head Judges and Assistant Head Judges receive additional training.
The City Clerk will provide certification upon request that details your hourly pay as well as the hours you will serve.