Election judges play an important role in administering elections. By becoming an election judge, you get to learn more about the election process and provide a great service to the community.
To serve as an election judge you must meet the following state and city qualifications:
- Must be at least 18 years of age or older (student trainee judges may be 16-17 years of age)
- Eligible to vote in Minnesota
- Able to read, write and speak English
- You cannot be a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct at the same time
- You cannot be a candidate or the spouse, parent, child or sibling of a candidate on the ballot in that precinct
- Attend two hours of required training
- Protect the rights of voters
- Administer election procedures according to training
- Maintain neutrality and impartiality in the polling place
- Opening and/or closing of the polls
- Responsible for all election materials
- Ensuring that only qualified voters are permitted to vote, are at the correct polling site, and that each voter is permitted to vote only once
- Registering new voters on election day
- Distributing ballots
- Tallying and certifying the election results
- Set up/take down election equipment
- Carver County provides training for all election judges prior to the Primary Election.
- Training is mandatory and lasts approximately two hours.
- Judges are paid for training and working at the polling place.
- Shift options:
- Full Day (6:00 a.m. to approximately 10:00 p.m.)
- Morning Shift (6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Evening Shift (1:30 p.m. to approximately 10:00 p.m.)
If you are interested in applying, contact Denise Beebe, the City's Elections Coordinator.