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 Locations

Training for election judges is primarily held at the Elections Warehouse/Training Facility:

732A Harding St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

This facility is located just east of I-35W, two blocks to the east of the of the intersection of Broadway St. NE and Stinson Blvd. See the map of the training location (pdf). The training site is marked with a red diamond on the maps.

Free parking is available on the street (Harding St. NE) or at the end of the block in a parking lot near the site. Do not park in spaces directly in front of the building (these are reserved for other nearby tenants/customers.) Do not park behind the building near the loading docks. See the warehouse parking guide/map (pdf).

Bus access is available via:

  • Route 25 that runs on Stinson Blvd. NE
  • Route 30 that runs on Broadway St. NE.
  • Route 61 that runs on East Hennepin Ave.

See MetroTransit for more information on bus routes or call 612-373-3333.

Alternate training locations

To ensure that all election judges have access to training, sessions are provided in a variety of locations around the city in addition to the warehouse. Alternate training locations for 2016 include:
  • North Regional Library
  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs (University of Minnesota West Bank)
  • Longfellow Community Center
  • Kenwood Community Center
  • Farview Park
  • Powderhorn Recreation Center
  • Harrison Recreation Center
  • Southwest High School
  • Thomas Edison High School
  • Patrick Henry High School
  • South High School
  • North High School

Training Materials

Basic Election Judge Training

Registration Specialist Training

Head Judge Training

Closing the Polls Training

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.

For additional assistance on Election Day, several reference sheets are available for election judge use in Minneapolis polling places. These serve as guides for judges while carrying out particular duties. These reference sheets include:

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