More election judges needed in some precincts

As final preparations get underway for the August 12 Primary Election, we are still running short of the total number of election judges needed in some of the 125 precincts across the city. We especially need judges who are fluent in a second language to provide additional language support in polling places, including Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Vietnamese, Oromo, Laotian, Russian, and American Sign Language.

Serving as an election judge provides an opportunity to learn about the election process and is an important service to our community. All election judges undergo a two-hour training class, and are supported in their precinct by experienced head and assistant head judges. Judges can choose to be paid for their service, including their time in training.

Upcoming trainings include:

Election judge training dates
12-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Room 180
301 19th Ave S

2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4
Elections warehouse
732A Harding Street NE

Selection and placement of judges is based on applicant qualifications and party balance within the precinct. Because there are some precincts with several remaining vacancies and others that are presently over staffed, election judges will be assigned to a precinct with a vacancy. Anyone interested should contact Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services at 612-673-3870 or apply online at


Elections & Voter Services
City Hall, 350 S. 5th St., Room 201
Minneapolis, MN 55415