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Election Judge Application


  1. 1. Step One
  2. 2. Application
  • Step One

    1. Election judges are essential to our democracy. Election judges are responsible for administering the election procedures in the 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.

      For more information contact Deputy City Clerk Jane Timm at or Election Specialist Suzanne Fuluvaka at

    2. Election Judge Pay: $11 per hour

    3. Times are 6 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m. on:

    4. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, for Presidential Nomination Primary
    5. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, for State Primary
    6. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, General Election

      Judges in Edina must work the entire Election Day.

      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.)

  • Requirements:

    • You must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and a Minnesota resident for at least 20 days, or a high school student at least 17 years of age.
    • Able to read, write and speak English understandably.
    • Attend mandatory training (2-3 hours; paid time).
    • Must not be the spouse, parent, stepparent child, stepchild, sibling, or step-sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct or of any candidate in that election.
    • Must not live, either permanently or temporarily, with any candidate on the ballot at that election.
    • Must not live with any election judge serving in the same precinct.
  • Desired Qualifications:

    • Ability to understand and follow election laws, regulations and procedures.
    • Ability to remain impartial.
    • Ability to communicate clearly with voters.
    • Physically and mentally able to perform assigned tasks.
    • Attention to detail and general math skills.
    • Comfortable with assisting and serving a diverse population.

  • Duties include:

    • Set up and close down the polling place.
    • Greet and assist voters.
    • Register and sign in voters.
    • Demonstrate proper method for completing ballot.
    • Distribute ballots to voters.
    • Operate voting equipment.
    • Help voters requiring assistance.
    • Record and certify precinct election results.