Election judges are essential to our democracy. Election judges are responsible for administering election procedures in each polling place on Election Day. Serving as an election judge is a great opportunity to serve our community and to be involved in the election process.
State law allows for time off from work without loss of wages to serve as an Election Judge with 20 days prior written notice to the employer (Minnesota Statute 204B.195).
If you are interested in applying to serve as an election judge, contact City Hall at 507-665-6401 or by email.
Qualifications & Job Details
General Election - November 8, 2016
6:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Election Judge Pay
$9.50 per hour
You must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and a Minnesota resident for at least 20 days
Able to read, write and speak English understandably
Attend mandatory training (2-3 hours - paid time)
Not be the spouse, parent, child or sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct or of any candidate at that election
Ability to communicate clearly with voters
Ability to remain impartial
Physical and mental ability to perform assigned tasks
Attention to detail and general math skills
Ability to understand and follow election laws and procedures
Comfortable with assisting and serving a diverse population