Election judges play an important role in administering elections. The City of Lakeville welcomes inquiries from individuals who are interested in serving as election judges.
Eligible to vote in Minnesota and able to read, write and speak English. (Student judges must be 16 or 17 years old to be an election judge trainee.)
There are restrictions on having relatives serve together as election judges. In addition, relatives of a candidate, and anyone who temporarily or permanently lives in the same house as the candidate, cannot serve in the precinct the candidate is on the ballot. Candidates cannot serve in a precinct where they are on the ballot.
Ability to take time off from work to serve. Minnesota law allows you to be absent from work without penalty or loss of wages to serve as an election judge. Employer certifications can be provided to show that you are serving as an election judge.