Minnesota’s Secretary of State is calling on all Minnesotans to consider serving as an election judge this year. The majority of election judges will be locally appointed in May, but there are many vacancies yet to fill.
Election judges administer election procedures in polling places and ensure that voters’ rights are protected and respected on Election Day. Election judges typically serve in polling places near their homes and receive payment for their services, unless they choose to serve as volunteers. By law, employers must give election judges time off from work to serve.
To be an election judge, individuals must be eligible to vote in Minnesota on Election Day; able to read, write and speak English; and attend a two-hour paid professional training session provided by local election officials. Students age 16 and 17 can apply to be election judge trainees. For more information about election judge or election judge trainee service, duties and qualifications is available online at: www.sos.state.mn.us. To apply to be an election judge or trainee and receive more information, contact our local election offices at:
Robbinsdale (763) 531-1252
Golden Valley (763) 593-8017
Crystal (763) 531-1145
New Hope (763) 531-5117