Help voters in your community

We need you!

Minneapolis needs election judges to work in every election in the city. Election judges work in the 134 polling places located throughout the city, making sure every eligible ballot can be cast and counted. Minneapolis needs close to 2,000 election judges to make Election Day happen. Could you be one?

Currently, election judges are paid $17.15 per hour, and can work full or partial shifts. Depending upon your schedule and preferences, you can choose which elections you work in, and whether you want to be at a polling place close to where you live or anywhere in the city.

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Returning Judge Login

If you are a returning election judge, please visit our election worker portal to indicate you are interested in working again and to update your profile.

For questions about serving as an election judge, call (612) 673-3870 or email [email protected].

Requirements for serving as an Election Judge

State requirements

  • Must be eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Must complete mandatory election judge training
  • Must not be the spouse, parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, sibling, or stepsibling 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 be a candidate in the election

City of Minneapolis Requirements

  • Strong understanding of and commitment to nonpartisanship
  • Able to communicate clearly with voters
  • Enjoy assisting and serving diverse populations
  • Available to work long hours on Election Day
  • Handle stressful situations calmly and professionally
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Work as a team member and follow directions
  • Comfortable using technology

Fluency in Somali, Spanish, Hmong, Oromo, and/or American Sign Language is desired.

Learn more about applying to be an Election Judge.