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Be an election judge

Are you looking for ways to give back to your community while having fun and learning more about the democratic process? Sign up to be an election judge. Poll workers are temporary, paid employees trained to make a difference by overseeing voting and assisting voters at polling places. Regular judges earn $11.25 per hour; assistant head judges earn $12.50 per hour; and head judges earn $13 hourly. The City Clerk’s Office is recruiting eligible voters to serve on August 13 and November 5. 

To become an election judge you must be:

  • At least 18 years old. 
  • A Minnesota resident for at least 20 days. 
  • A citizen of the United States. 
  • Able to read, write and speak English clearly. 
  • Eligible to vote and reside in the state. 
  • Able to attend two training sessions. 

You cannot be: 

  • Working with a judge you are related to at the same time in the same precinct. 
  • Related to or living with a candidate on the ballot. 
  • A candidate for election in the precinct where you are serving. 

To learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications, or to apply, visit blm.mn/electionjudge. Questions? Contact Deputy City Clerk Kim Engberg at 952-563-8729.