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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. To sign up, click on FULLSLATE.

If you have questions, call 952-563-8729 or email cityclerk@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Election judges qualifications and application

State required qualifications

To be an election judge you must meet all of the following state and city qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Eligible to vote in Minnesota.
  • Able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Cannot be a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct at the same time.
  • Cannot be a candidate or the spouse, parent, child, stepchild, sibling, or stepsibling of a candidate on the ballot in that precinct.
  • Must attend two-paid training sessions

City of Bloomington desired qualifications

  • Communicate clearly with voters
  • Enjoy assisting and serving diverse populations
  • Experience using a tablet or iPad
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Have excellent math skills
  • Speak a second language

New election judges (18 years and older)

How to apply: If you are interested in becoming an election judge for 2022, please complete the following forms to get on our mailing list:

Fill in the forms, print out and sign by hand, and return to cityclerk@BloomingtonMN.gov, or:

City of Bloomington
Attention: Elections
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 Required

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.

Assignment letters

The City Clerk will provide certification upon request that details your hourly pay as well as the hours you will serve.

Pay Rate  
Head Judges $13.00 per hour
Assistant Head Judges $12.50 per hour
Regular Judges $11.25 per hour
Student Judges $10.00 per hour

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. To sign up, click on FULLSLATE.

If you have questions, call 952-563-8729 or email cityclerk@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Election judges qualifications and application

State required qualifications

To be an election judge you must meet all of the following state and city qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Eligible to vote in Minnesota.
  • Able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Cannot be a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct at the same time.
  • Cannot be a candidate or the spouse, parent, child, stepchild, sibling, or stepsibling of a candidate on the ballot in that precinct.
  • Must attend two-paid training sessions

City of Bloomington desired qualifications

  • Communicate clearly with voters
  • Enjoy assisting and serving diverse populations
  • Experience using a tablet or iPad
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Have excellent math skills
  • Speak a second language

New election judges (18 years and older)

How to apply: If you are interested in becoming an election judge, please complete the following forms:

Fill in the forms, print out and sign by hand, and return to cityclerk@BloomingtonMN.gov, or:

City of Bloomington
Attention: Elections
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 Required

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.

Assignment letters

The City Clerk will provide certification upon request that details your hourly pay as well as the hours you will serve.

Pay Rate  
Head Judges $13.00 per hour
Assistant Head Judges $12.50 per hour
Regular Judges $11.25 per hour
Student Judges $10.00 per hour