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Become an election judge
Qualified individuals needed!
Election judges play an important role in administering elections by ensuring the constitutional rights of voters are protected. Serving as an election judge is an opportunity to learn more about election processes and to provide a great service to the community.
State required qualifications
To be an election judge you must meet all of the following state and city qualifications:
City of Bloomington qualifications
Responsibilities and duties
Student eligibility for election judge trainees
High school students ages 16 and over may serve as election judge trainees. A trainee must be a U.S. citizen, enrolled in high school or be home-schooled; have approval of a parent; and be fluent in English. Schools may offer extra credit in some courses to students who serve as election judge trainees.
Returning and new election judges (18 years and older)
How to apply: If you are interested in becoming an election judge, please complete the election judge application (PDF). Fill in the form, print it out and sign by hand, and return it to kengberg@BloomingtonMN.gov or to:
City of Bloomington
Time off work to serve
If you are appointed to serve as an election judge, state law allows you to be absent from work without penalty if you have given your employer at least 20 days-notice. The written request must be accompanied by a certification letter from the City Clerk that details your hourly rate of pay and the hours you will serve. Your employer may reduce your salary or wages by the amount that you are paid as an election judge. Your employer may restrict the number of his/her employees to serve as election judges to no more than 20 percent of the work force at any single worksite.
The City of Bloomington provides training for all election judges prior to both the Primary and General Elections. Training is mandatory and will last approximately 2.5 hours.
If you are selected to serve, an assignment letter will be mailed out before each election.
For more information, contact:
City Clerk's Office