How do I become an election judge?
*Contact the City or Town where you would like to serve as an election judge to apply *
Election judges are appointed by the cities and townships where they serve.
Qualifications for becoming an election judge:
- You must be eligible to vote in Minnesota and able to read, write and speak English. Students 16 and 17 years-old can be election judge trainees.
- There are restrictions on having relatives serve together as election judges. A relative is defined as a spouse, parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, sibling, or stepsibling.
- Relatives cannot serve together in the same precinct at the same time. In addition, relatives of a candidate, and anyone who temporarily or permanently lives in the same house as a candidate, cannot serve in the precinct where the candidate is on the ballot.
- Candidates cannot serve in a precinct where they are on the ballot.
If selected by the city or township to serve as an election judge; you will attend a 2 hour training session given by the Benton County Auditor-Treasurer's office once every two years.
Click here for additional election judge information on the Minnesota Secretary of State's Website.