Election Judge Training 

Register for training online

Elections & Voter Services has a new website that allows election judges to schedule their own training. Once you are assigned to work as an election judge, unique login credentials will be sent to you by e-mail to log into the Election Worker Portal.

Training Location - NEW LOCATION FOR 2018

  • Training is held at Minneapolis City Hall - Room 107, 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis 55415. It is located in a large, open room to allow for more hands-on equipment training.
  • Both Blue Line and Green Line light rail trains stop in front of City Hall - Government Plaza Station.
  • Training takes place is Room 107, located in the northeast corner of City Hall on the first floor (entry floor from 5th St., one floor up from 4th St.).
  • Bus access is also available via many downtown routes. See MetroTransit for more information on bus routes or call 612-373-3333.
  • Nearby parking ramps are available, as well as limited street parking around City Hall.
  • With major work ongoing on I-35W, access to downtown may be more complicated than usual.  Aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before class is scheduled so we can begin on time.

Training Materials

Guidance on what voters can wear in the polling place

On June 14, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, a case regarding what voters can wear inside the polling place.

Read this memo
to learn what the case means for voters in this year's election.

Training Videos

Resources for Election judges Fluent in languages other than english

If you are serving as an election judge and are fluent in a language other than English, the team in your polling place will be counting on you to support voters in your polling place that have need for assistance in the language that you know.

Before Election Day, in addition to reviewing materials you've received in training, it's a good idea to check out our Language Support Page and read the documents that are translated into the language(s) that you know. This will give you an opportunity to practice with election terminology in each of those languages.

Additional References for Election Judges

All election judges should be aware of and familiar with applicable Election Day rules and regulations, including laws pertaining to Election Day activities in general, authorized persons in the polling place, and restrictions on campaigning or lingering inside or within 100 ft of a polling place.