Election Judges help guarantee that the rights of voters are protected on election day and are responsible for administering election procedures in polling location on election day. Judges open and close the polls, verify voter registration, distribute ballots, protect voter privacy, calculate and certify results.
Anyone eligible to vote who can read, write, and speak English can be an election judge. However, an election judge cannot be a candidate in the election, be closely related to a candidate or closely related to another election judge in the same precinct. (Closely related means a spouse, parent, child, or sibling.)
After at least 2 hours of training (for which the election judges are paid), four or more judges will be assigned to each precinct. One of the judges will be appointed the lead judge. Judges who have already received the mandatory two hours of training must attend a review course every two years.
If you are interested in being an Election Judge, please contact the City Administrator's office at (218) 631-7707.