Seasonal employment

Minneapolis relies on seasonal staffers to help prepare for Election Day.

Temporary employment opportunities

You can help us ensure a seamless and successful election! We hire temporary positions to help with tasks such as:

  • Election administration
  • Warehouse functions
  • Voter assistance

We're not currently hiring. We post these positions on the City's website when available. As an election gets closer, we need more seasonal staffers. 

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Learn more about the different roles

Administration support

election worker sitting at table with paperwork

All of our daily work begins with the support of our administration staff. This team ensures that the entire office has what it needs to run a successful election.

Administration staff responsibilities include:

  • Answering phone calls and written communication
  • Assisting office visitors and voters
  • Managing and ordering office and election supplies 
  • Supporting other program areas as needed

Early Vote Center staff

election worker checking a voter in at the early vote center, showing them the absentee ballot application form

We always have one Early Vote Center (EVC) open for the 46-day early voting period in a given election. In larger election years, we open additional EVCs around the City.

EVC staff responsibilities include:

  • Providing customer service and assistance to voters
  • Answering questions about the voting process
  • Processing applications and issuing ballots
  • Assisting with set-up and take-down of voting areas

We always need EVC staff who have second-language skills. These staff help support voters who speak another language - especially Hmong, Spanish, and Somali.

Election Judge coordination

election staff sitting at a table on the phone

Our election judge management team supports our greater election judge workforce. We hire a few different roles to not only help with recruitment and communication, but also to assist with training. 

Election judge team responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling training and Election Day assignments
  • Talking with election judges on the phone and through email
  • Creating election judge training materials and coursework
  • Processing hiring paperwork and evaluations
  • Supporting election judges on Election Day

Mail operations team

election workers stuffing mail ballot envelopes with materials

Any Minnesota voter can choose to vote early by mail. Our mail team supports these voters throughout the entire process of voting by mail. We ensure voters complete the application, receive their ballot, and return it by the stated deadline.

Mail team responsibilities include:

  • Processing mail ballot applications
  • Managing data in the Statewide Voter Registration System
  • Organizing materials to go in mail ballot packet
  • Answering voter questions regarding their mail ballot
  • Preparing ballots for tabulation

Warehouse management

election workers testing tabulators in the warehouse

Our warehouse stores materials and equipment used throughout the city on Election Day. To be exact, we house equipment for (at least) 134 precincts. 

Warehouse staff responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining inventory for equipment and supplies
  • Testing all equipment before and after elections
  • Packing and unpacking all materials
  • Collecting and analyzing different election statistics

Work on Election Day

Only interested in working on Election Day? Apply to become an Election Judge. We need 1,500-2,000 staff on Election Day.

Contact us

Elections & Voter Services

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311 or 612-673-3000

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TTY: 612-673-2157

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612-673-2756

Address

Elections & Voter Services
980 Hennepin Ave. E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.