JOIN OUR TEAM OF ELECTION JUDGES
Make a Difference on Election Day!
As an election judge, you play a vital role in safeguarding our democratic process. Your responsibilities are critical to ensuring a fair and efficient election. Here’s what you’ll do:
- Uphold Election Law: Your primary responsibility is to ensure that election laws are adhered to, protecting the rights of all legal voters.
- Ensure Fair Voting Process: You’ll be instrumental in making sure that every eligible voter has the opportunity to cast their ballot in a secure and unbiased environment.
- Manage Voting Locations: Your role involves overseeing the proper administration of election procedures at your assigned voting location. This includes setting up polling stations, assisting voters, and ensuring that all equipment and materials are used correctly.
Join us in this important civic duty and help maintain the integrity of our electoral process. Your contribution is not just about one day, but about upholding the principles of democracy. If you’re interested in becoming an election judge,Sign up at the Precinct Caucus Registration Table or go to Steele County Auditor Office or online at MN Secretary of State office.
Are Election Judges Paid?
- YES – The amount of pay is set by the city or township.
- Election Judges may work all day (6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. +) or part of the day at the discretion of the city or township.
Election Judges MUST be re-trained and re-certified every two years. Election Judges are paid for training hours.
Election Judge Duties
- Open and Close polling place
- Ensure qualified citizens are permitted to vote
- Register citizens living in the precinct
- Distribute ballots to registered voters
- Assist voters upon request
- Determine results after polls close and certify results
Election Judge Qualifications
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be a U.S. Citizen and eligible to vote in Minnesota
- Must be able to read, write and speak English
- Cannot be a candidate or immediate family member
- Cannot be a spouse, sibling, parent or child of another Election Judge in the same Precinct or Township