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Apply to Become an Election Judge

Post Date:05/23/2018 3:21 PM

Are you looking for a way to get involved in this year’s election? Sign up now to be an election judge for the August 14th Primary and the November 6th General Elections. Election judges are an essential part of our democracy and help staff Shoreview’s six polling places on Election Day. Election judges perform the following duties:

  • Check in registered voters 
  • Register new voters 
  • Demonstrate how to use voting equipment 
  • Assist elderly and disabled voters, if requested 
  • Open and close the polling place 
  • Responsible for election materials 
  • Ensure all qualified voters are permitted to vote 
  • Distribute ballots and assist voters 
  • Obtain results after polls are closed 

To be an election judge, you must be:

  •  At least 18 years of age
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Able to read, write and speak English

Many judges work both the Primary and General Election from 6:00 a.m. to approximately 9:00 p.m. but half days are also available. Head election judges are paid $11.50/hour and election judges are paid $9.50/hour.

Click here for more information and to fill out an application.