Become an Election Judge

mpls-ycyv-logoIs an efficient, fair election on November 5th, 2013 for Minneapolis important to you? You can help protect voters’ rights, serve your community—and be paid to do it. Join America’s largest simultaneous one-day team in the nation! We need 200 more election judges in Minneapolis to make this a successful election for everyone!

Election Judge Requirements

  • U.S. citizen eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • Able to read, write and speak English
  • Attend a training class
  • Not be the spouse, parent, child, stepchild, sibling or stepsibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct or of any candidate at that election.

Election Judge Responsibilities

  • Open and close the polls
  • Register and sign in voters
  • Distribute and collect ballots
  • Operate voting equipment
  • Record and certify the vote totals

Desirable Election Judge Qualities

  • Able to communicate clearly with voters
  • Comfortable working with and serving a diverse population
  • Fluency in a second language

Election Judge Pay

Minneapolis Election Judges are paid an hourly wage to attend a training class and for service on Election Day. The hourly wage for Minneapolis Election Judges is $8.75 per hour.

State law allows for time off from work without loss of wages (Minnesota Statute 204B.195).

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