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Serving as an Election Judge
Eligibility Requirements
You must be:
  • Able to attend biennial training sessions
  • Able to read, write, and speak the English language
  • Affiliated with a major political party
  • Appointed by the municipal clerk
  • At least 18 years of age and eligible to vote
  • Citizen of the United States (Identification may be required)
  • Minnesota resident for at least 20 days

You cannot be:
  • A candidate for the election in which you are serving
  • A candidate's spouse, parent, child, brother, or sister
  • Related to another election judge in the same precinct

For Employers
  • A twenty day written notice must be provided
  • Time off from work to serve

Payment of Services
Election Judges are paid for their services.  The pay varies according to precinct policy.  For more information, see Minnesota State Statutes.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Administer election procedures in the voting place
  • Open and/or close the polls
  • Process absentee ballots
  • Help voters requiring assistance
  • Help protect the rights of voters on Election Day
  • Register new voters at the polling site
  • Distribute ballots
  • Ensure only qualified voters are permitted to vote only once
  • Maintain order in the voting place throughout the day
  • Responsible for all election materials
  • Work at one or several elections during your term
  • Obtain the results after the polls are closed
  • Certify the precinct election results

Contact Information
If you have any questions or are interested in becoming an election judge, you can mail the Election Judge Application form to:
Christy Wilcox
City Clerk
125 Third Ave. N.
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Ph: 651-554-3266