Election judges are essential to our democracy. Election judges are officials that staff local polling places, administer election procedures, and ensure that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. Serving as an election judge provides an opportunity to learn about the elections process and is a great service to our community.
Duties of an Election Judge
Required Qualifications to be an Election Judge
To be an election judge you must meet all of the following qualifications:
Desired Qualifications of an Election Judge
Time Off From Employment to Serve
You may take time off from work to be an election judge.
Click here to print out the memorandum to employers explaining time off for employees to serve as an election judge.
Minnesota Statutes 204B.195
Becoming an Election Judge
You may become an election judge by pursuing one of the following options.
All appointments are made by township boards, city councils, or county boards and occur at least 25 days before an election. In even years, most appointments will occur about three months before the primary. If appointed, you must attend training conducted by your municipal clerk or county auditor.
Serving as an Election Judge
Serve as an Election Judge Brochure
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