If you are interested in helping voters who appear in person at the polls on August 11, 2020 for our State Primary Election and on November 3, 2020 for our Presidential Election, please click here to apply today by completing our Election Judge Interest Survey! Election Judges are paid an hourly stipend for their work and receive training.
If you are interested in assisting with Absentee / Early Voting, please visit the Ramsey County Elections website for more information or to apply.
Begin the application process by clicking here to complete our Election Judge Interest Form. Positions will be filled by qualified candidates on a first come, first serve basis.
MN High School students who are 16 or 17 years old on Election Day can also serve! Complete the Election Judge Interest Form as soon as possible. Open student positions fill quickly!
If you are interested in assisting with Absentee / Early Voting, please visit the Ramsey County Elections website for more information or to apply..
** 16 and 17 year olds may serve as election judge trainees.
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!
Election Judges are officials that staff local polling places, administer election procedures, and ensure that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. Duties include but are not limited to:
Your employer may not reduce your wages / salary if you are selected to serve as an Election Judge as long as your provide your employer with at least 20 days written notice and proof of your election schedule and wages. Contact the City Clerk at 651/638-2045 for more information.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to a specific polling location even if you have worked at that location in the past.
When staffing polling places on Election Day, we consider political party affiliation to ensure that no more than half of the election judges at a given location are affiliated with the same political party. We strive to match new Election Judges with experienced Election Judges. We also try to match the personal skills and experiences of individual election judges in such a way that election staff at each polling place compliment each other.
While no specific polling location placement is guaranteed, we recognize transportation can be a barrier to participation. If you wish to serve as an Election Judge but transportation issues limit your location availability, please indicate this in the comment section of your application.
Individuals who are appointed to serve as Election Judges or Election Judge Trainees will receive specific training information after their appointment.
Minnesota State Statutes and Rules require Election Judges to attend a basic Election Judge certification course every two years to obtain and retain their certification. Election Judges will receive this basic election judge certification training course on-line and will be paid for two hours of training time at the same time they receive their election judge pay (30 days after election day.)
Additional training is required for those who:
If you are appointed an Election Judge, please complete the following paperwork and return it to City Hall:
If you do not return all of this paperwork in its entirety and provide an individual email address, the City of New Brighton will be unable to pay you for your service. Thank you for understanding.