Election judges are essential to our democracy. Serving as an election judge provides an opportunity to learn more about the election process and is a great service to our community.  If you are selected to serve, judges will be paid an hourly rate of $18 per hour. To encourage participation, state law allows individuals to take time off from work, without penalty of loss of wages, to serve as an election judge.

Official Duties Required Qualifications
On Election Day you may be expected to: To serve as an election judge you must:
  • set up the polling place
  • greet and direct voters
  • register voters
  • ensure all qualified voters are permitted to vote
  • demonstrate how to vote
  • distribute ballots to voters
  • assist voters
  • operate voting equipment
  • determine results after polls close
  • close and pack up the polling place
  • be a United States citizen
  • be a Minnesota resident
  • not have had your voting rights revoked
  • be able to read, write, and speak English
  • complete 2 hours of training
  • be appointed by the Township Clerk

You cannot be:

  • the spouse, parent, step-parent, child, step-child, sibling, step-sibling of any election judge serving at the same time in the same precinct
  • domiciled, either permanently or temporarily, with any candidate on the ballot at that election
  • a candidate on the ballot at that election

—>  CLICK HERE to apply to be an Election Judge  <—

To vote you must be:

  • a United States citizen
  • at least 18 years old on Election Day
  • a resident of Minnesota for 20 days
  • not currently incarcerated for a felony offense
  • not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes your right to vote
  • not been found by a court to be legally incompetent

Results will be posted as soon as possible after the polls close at 8:00 p.m. on election night. All results are unofficial until certified.