News: Election judges needed in Hennepin County

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Contact: Ginny Gelms, Hennepin County elections manager, 612-348-9289
Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Election judges needed in Hennepin County

Serving as an election judge is a great way to learn about the elections process and provide an important service to the community. Cities throughout Hennepin County are looking for election judges to handle all aspects of voting at the polling place during the 2018 elections. Training occurs during the summer, so interested community members should sign up now.

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Multilingual election judges needed

Many cities are particularly looking for multilingual election judges who speak English and Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Vietnamese or other languages.

Election judge helps a voter to register

Eligibility and availability

Residents who are eligible to vote are eligible to be election judges. Students who are 16 or 17 years old and who are in good academic standing are also eligible. 

Judges should be available for one paid training for a few hours plus a paid shift on Primary Election Day, August 14, and/or Election Day, November 6. Pay and shift lengths vary by city.

Get paid for training and shifts served

Sign up

Interested residents can contact their city election officials, or use Hennepin County’s online form. Hennepin County elections staff will forward all completed forms to local election officials.

Sign up to be an election judge in Hennepin County

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