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Election judges are responsible for the administration of election procedures in each poling place on Election Day. Election judges help guarantee that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. Become a member of this proud team working to guarantee the election process is fair and in accordance with our laws. Election judges are vital to efficient and honest elections.
An election judge must be:
1. Eligible to vote in the State of Minnesota;
2. Able to read, write and speak English;
3. Appointed by the City Council and;
4. Trained and currently certified as an election judge. Party balance must be maintained within each polling place. Minnesota election law requires that not more than one half of the judges in a polling place belong to the same major political party.
Sixteen- and 17-year-old students can work as election judge trainees. It's a great way to learn about elections and voting and earn cash at the same time! You will be assigned the same duties as other judges, with the exception of tasks requiring party affiliation. You will need to attend and complete the same training as other judges. You cannot be asked to work past 10 p.m.
Edina has for several years used students as election judges in their polling places. Student judges must be U.S. citizens; at least 16 years of age; serve in the county in which they reside; be enrolled in a Minnesota high school or be home schooled; be in good academic standing; and have written permission from their school and parents.
Judges are required to attend a state mandated, two-hour training class. Judges are paid to attend the class. Several classes are conducted by City election staff at City Hall during the day and in the evening.
City Hall is located at:
4801 W 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424