Voting & Elections

 

City of Luverne primary and general elections are held in conjunction with the State of Minnesota's primary and general election in each even-numbered year.  The City’s election headquarters is located at the Luverne City Offices.

 

Election Calendar

 

  • Precinct Caucuses -  Minnesota Secretary of State's website
  • Primary Election - the second Tuesday in August in each even-numbered year
  • General Election - the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in each even-numbered year

If you have questions, please contact City Clerk Jessica Mead at jmead@cityofluverne.org or 507-449-9898.

 

 

Voter Registration

 

The Minnesota Secretary of State’s website now allows you to verify if you are currently registered to vote at your present address.  To check your voter registration status click HERE.

 

Voter Precincts

City of Luverne Voitng Precinct Map

 

Click HERE for a poll finder.

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Election Judges

Judges ensure that the voting process goes smoothly and honestly.  Serving as an election judge is a great way to meet your neighbors and protect one of our most cherished freedoms – the right to vote.

Below are frequently asked questions about election judges.  For more information, or if you are interested in serving as an election judge, contact Jessica Mead, City Clerk, at 507-449-9898.

 

What are election judges?

 

Election judges are responsible for the administration of election procedures in the voting place on election day.  Election judges help guarantee that the rights of voters are protected on election day.  Become a member of this proud team working to guarantee the election process is fair and in accordance with our laws. 

 

What do election judges do?

 

  • Set up for 7 a.m. opening of polls
  • Monitor precinct ballot counter
  • Sign in voters
  • Distribute and collect ballots
  • Help voters requiring assistance
  • Record and certify vote totals
  • Register new voters
  • Process Absentee Ballots

 

Who is eligible?

 

To be an election judge you must:

  • Be eligible to vote in the State of Minnesota
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Be appointed by the City Council
  • Attend a required training session
  • Declare your party affiliation (state law requires this to make sure that no more than half of election judges at a polling place are from any one party)


The following are not eligible:

  • A spouse, parent, child, or sibling of another election judge at the same polling place
  • A candidate in the election

 

How much time does it take?

 

You may be assigned to the primary, the general or both elections.  The majority of shifts are for the full day (6 a.m. until the closing of the polls and end of day tabulation.)  Some ½ day shifts are also available.

 

Will I be paid? Can I take time off work?

 

State law allows for time off from work without loss of wages to serve as an election judge with 20 days prior written notice to the employer.  Luverne's election judges are paid $10 per hour for training and on election day.

 

 

How do I become an election judge?

 

Complete the application form and return to:

Jessica Mead

City of Luverne

PO Box 659

Luverne, MN 56156

or by e-mail to: jmead@cityofluverne.org

Candidate Financial Reports

Candidates must file financial reports when they have collected more than $750 in contributions or expended more than $250. To view candidates' reports, follow the link above.

 

 

(507) 449-2388, 305 E. Luverne St, PO Box 659, Luverne, MN 56156