State Of Minnesota Asking For Election Judges
Minnesota is trying to establish 100% voter turnout or at least be the leader again this year, but the state says they are short Election Judges.
According to a press release, Minnesota’s primary and general elections this year will each require more than 30,000 Minnesotans to serve as election judges. Secretary of State Steve Simon today called on interested Minnesota residents to sign up to serve as election judges during the August 14 Primary Election and the November 6 General Election.
Most election judges are hired by cities and counties and receive training over the summer. Applicants must be eligible to vote in Minnesota; be able to read, write and speak English; and attend a training session provided by local election officials.
Students age 16 and 17 can apply to be election judge trainees. Election judges can choose to volunteer or be paid; wages vary by city.
Election judges receive training in a range of duties, including greeting and registering voters, providing ballots, assisting voters as needed, overseeing ballot-counting machines, and compiling precinct voter statistics at the end of Election Day. Election judges also have a legal right to take time off of work to serve without penalty.