Am I qualified to be an election judge?

Required Qualifications

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak in English
  • Must have resided in MN for at least 20 days
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be eligible to vote in the State of Minnesota**
  • Cannot be the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of another election judge serving in the same precinct at the same time
  • Cannot be a candidate or the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any candidate on the ballot at that precinct

16 and 17 year olds may serve as election judge trainees.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate clearly with voters
  • Ability to document election activities clearly in writing
  • Willingness to assist and serve a diverse population
  • Ability to remain impartial and not exert influence over voters
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to perform general math skills

If you meet these requirements, you may be eligible to serve as an Election Judge. You do not have to be a resident of New Brighton, an active member of a political party, a member of a Board or Commission, have previous volunteer experience etc. In fact, serving as an Election Judge is a great way to get more involved in the community and boost your resume!

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1. What does an Election Judge do?
2. Can I work with my spouse/friend/son or daughter?
3. Can I choose which site I work at?
4. Am I qualified to be an election judge?
5. How do I apply?
6. How do I get paid time off work to serve?
7. When do I find out which polling place I am working at on Election Day?
8. If I am an election worker, can I still vote on Election Day?
9. When is training?
10. What Election Judge personnel forms do I need to return?