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Election Judge Application
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What's an Election Judge?
Election judges are essential to our democracy. They 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 be involved in the election process.
6 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m. on Election Days. Judges in Edina must work the entire Election Day.
Pay: $11 per hour
State law allows for time off for work WITHOUT LOSS OF WAGES to serve as an election judge with 20 days prior written notice to the employer (Minnesota Statute 204B.195)
Upcoming Election Days
- Tuesday, May 11, 2021, School District Special Election
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 age 17
Able to read, write and speak English understandably
Attend mandatory paid training
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
About This Job
Desired Qualifications and Job Duties
Read the desired qualifications and job duties on the Election Judges webpage before proceeding with this application.
Review of Job Confirmation
By checking the box below, you confirm you have read the Desired Qualifications and Job Duties section of the above webpage link.
I have read and understand the duties and desired qualifications
Enter your full legal name
If you would like a nickname on your name badge instead of your formal first name, please enter it here
Are you 18 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen?
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I do not affiliate with any of the above parties
Do you read, write and speak English?
Are you a candidate for or do you currently hold public or political party office?
Are you a relative of or live with any candidate for any of the offices on the ballot?
Do you have a relative who is also applying to be an Election Judge at this time?
List their name(s) and relationship to you
Are you able to work at any precinct?
Are you interested in serving as a head judge or assistant head judge in the future?
Do you have the physical capacity of working a 16-hour day?
How many hours are you able to work in a day?
CHECK all that apply about yourself:
Ability to communicate clearly
Good math skills
Impartial and fair
Enjoy serving a diverse population
Comfortable using electronic voting equipment, including iPads
Ability to function calmly and professionally in stressful situations
Fluent in a second language
List languages you are fluent in, other than English:
Have you received an Honorable Discharge or Separation after serving more than 180 consecutive days in the military services for purposes other than training?
Yes, I am a Veteran
No, I am not a Veteran
Note: This information is to determine your status as a veteran under the Veteran's Preference Statute, Minnesota Statute 43a.11
Employment Information and Agreements
The City of Edina is an Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all. The City of Edina does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or membership or activity in a local commission. Individuals are evaluated and selected on the basis of merit.
To ensure fair and honest election results, if selected to serve as an election judge, I will adhere to the following (you must agree to and CHECK ALL to be considered for an election judge position):
I will arrive at my assigned polling place at the assigned time and remain through my assigned time or until excused by the Head Judge
I agree to be courteous, respectful and to assist all voters regardless of national origin, physical challenge or efficiency in the English language
I agree to read and study the Election Judge Guide and any additional training information I receive
I will attend Election Judge Training so I am prepared to fulfill my assigned responsibilities to conduct the election according to federal, state and local election laws and policies
I understand election judges are responsible for the security of election equipment and supplies, and I will handle and monitor all such equipment and supplies exactly as instructed
I agree to complete all documentation required by federal, state and local election laws for my assigned position's responsibilities as accurately and completely as possible
I agree to report immediately to the Head Judge any malfunction or possible tampering of voting equipment or any unusual or suspicious behavior in the polling place
I agree to report immediately to the Head Judge any event or occurrence that may threaten the accurate gathering of Election Day information
I will refrain from making personal and political opinion comments while serving as an election judge
Certification and Authorization
I certify that all the information I have provided on this application is correct and that I have not omitted any requested information
I understand giving false information or omitting requested data may disqualify me from consideration as an election judge or result in dismissal if discovered at a later date
I authorize the City of Edina to verify the information I have provided in this application
You must check all 3 to be considered for an Election Judge position
Public Records Notice
Some of the information you provide on this application is considered public record and would be released upon request. Some information considered private on this application might need to be shared among Edina City Staff and with law enforcement agencies, the U.S. military and local, county and state government agencies for verification.
I have read and understand the Public Records Notice
What Happens Next
Once you submit your application by clicking the below Submit button, it will be reviewed. If selected, you will be required to attend mandatory training to learn the legal procedures, duties and responsibilities of being an election judge.
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