Election Judge paychecks for the Primary

The Elections & Voter Services Division greatly appreciates all our election judges, and is working hard to get all the time worked for the August 12 Primary Election entered so checks can be issued. Election judges make us the biggest division in the City for a day, and it's quite a task to manage the administration of that workforce. We also appreciate the patience of our judges as we complete this work so that checks can be processed and mailed on September 19. Training hours will also be included in these checks.

On August 15, the City Council approved an increase to all election judge pay rates of $2.45 per hour. This brings the base rate of pay for all election judges in the City to $11.20 per hour. Judges performing other roles, including serving as head, assistant head, health care, or precinct support judges, will also see an increase of $2.45 per hour to their wages. This increase will be effective retroactively to August 1, meaning judges will be paid at the new rates for their service on Primary Day and any other dates worked August 1 or later. Any training completed or other hours worked before August 1 will be paid at the prior pay rates.

W-2's are not issued for election judges earning less than $600.00 within a year. Please keep and refer to your paycheck stub(s) to complete your income taxes. The income is reportable and taxable if appropriate in each individual's tax circumstances. Consult your tax advisor with questions.

If you have any questions, please call 612-673-3870

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