In Minnesota, poll workers are called election judges. They work at local polling places, carry out election procedures, and make sure that the rights of voters are protected. Serving as an election judge is a chance to learn about elections, and is a great service to the community.
Jobs 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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