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Election judges needed

The City of Bloomington needs election judges to work on November 6.

If you’re a Minnesota resident and U.S. citizen who is at least 18 years of age and has lived in the state for at least 20 days, you are eligible to serve as an election judge. 

Declaring a political party affiliation is not required. However, state law requires party balance at the polls. The City Clerk’s Office needs judges affiliated with a major political party to serve on November 6. State law also requires employers to excuse employees from work without loss of salary to serve as election judges. The deadline to submit an application is August 24.

Election judges must:

  • Be appointed by the City Council.
  • Be assigned to a polling place.
  • Attend two (2) mandatory training classes in October.
  • Work on Election Day from 6 a.m. until approximately 10 p.m. or until activities are completed to close the polls.

Judges earn the following hourly rates for time worked and training:

  • Head Judges: $13
  • Assistant Head Judges: $12.50
  • Election Judges: $11.25

Election judge application forms

To apply to become an election judge, download and fill out the following two forms.

Submit the completed forms to Deputy City Clerk Kim Engberg.

  • Email kengberg@BloomingtonMN.gov
  • Fax to 952 563-4741 (attn: ELECTIONS)
  • Or mail to
    • City of Bloomington
      Attn: City Clerk’s Office
      1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd
      Bloomington, MN 55431

You can request an application be mailed to you by calling 952-563-8729.