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?
Who is eligible?
To be an election judge you must:
The following are not eligible:
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:
City of Luverne
PO Box 659
Luverne, MN 56156
or by e-mail to: email@example.com