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Responsibilities of Election Judges
Election judges are responsible for the administration of election procedures in the polling place. Election judges help to guarantee the rights of voters are protected on election day.
Any person who resides in and is eligible to vote in the state where they serve is eligible to be an election judge. Judges must state a political party affiliation, if they have one, and no more than half the judges in a precinct may belong to the same major political party.
You may take time off from your regular job without penalty, other than a reduction in wages equal to those wages you earn while serving as an election judge. A person selected to serve as an election judge must give 20 days written notice prior to the election to his or her employer.
Election judges perform the following duties:
Open and close the polls (judges work in shifts from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm or later)
Take responsibility for all election materials
Ensure qualified voters are permitted to vote only once
Help voters requiring assistance
Maintain order in the voting place throughout the day
Register new voters at the polling site
Process absentee ballots
Obtain the results after the polls are closed
Certify the precinct election results
You must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days, and a citizen of the United States. You should be prepared to provide identification to prove your identity.
You cannot be the husband, wife, parent, child, brother, or sister of a candidate or be related to another election judge in the same precinct.
You cannot be a candidate for the election in which you are serving as a judge.
You cannot be a judge unless you can read, write, and speak the English language understandably.
If you are interested in becoming an election judge, please fill out the online
Election Judge Application
or download and complete
the application as a PDF
. Please feel free to call the City Clerk at (651) 322-2003 with any questions.
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