Election Judge

Election judges are temporary, paid employees trained to oversee voting and assist voters at the polling places. This is a great opportunity to learn about elections and serve your community.

Election Judge Duties

Election judges are needed to work at the polling locations to supervise and help with elections. If you are 18 years or older and an eligible voter, you may qualify to serve as an election judge. 

Dates and Hours of Duties

Primary Election: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

  • Election judge hours are 6 a.m. to finish. 
  • Duties for the Primary Election normally wrap up by 9 p.m.
  • Election judges can take shifts or work the full time.

General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2022

  • Election judge hours are 6 a.m. to finish.  
  • The General Election has write-in votes that need to be counted at end of night. Normally, work wraps up between 10 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Election judges can take shifts or work the full time.

List of Duties

  • Open and close the polls
  • Be responsible for all election materials
  • Ensure that only qualified voters are permitted to vote and that each voter is permitted to vote only once
  • Distribute ballots
  • Tally and certify the election results

If you would like additional information on judge duties, information is available on the State of Minnesota website or contact the Deputy City Clerk at 952.443.4216 or cettesvold@ci.victoria.mn.us .

Application Process

The City of Victoria has opened the application process for Election Judges for the 2022 Primary and General Election.

Basic Qualifications

  • You must be eligible to vote in Minnesota.
  • You are able to read, write and speak English.
  • If you are a relative of another judge, you cannot work in the same precinct during the same shift.

Restrictions Resulting in Ineligibility

  • If you are running for any office on the ballot or are a write-in candidate.
  • If you are a relative of a candidate that is on the ballot.
  • If you live in the same house as a candidate on the ballot.
  • If you are a challenger appointed to contest voter eligibility.

Application

If you are interested in this important civic opportunity, please complete this basic skills test

Once the basic skills test is completed or you have been sent a notification, please fill in this informational form to give specific information on hours and placement.