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?
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.