Voting & Elections

The 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. The Luverne City Council has designated the Luverne Middle-High School gymnasium as the polling place for all four precincts in the City of Luverne.


Election Calendar

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



For questions regarding Mail Balloting or Absentee Voting, please call the Rock County Auditor/Treasurer's Office at 507-283-5060. 


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. Check your voter registration status.


Voter Precincts

Voting map
City of Luverne Voting Precinct Map


Poll finder



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 the City Clerk Jessica Mead 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 Presidential Nomination Primary, the Primary, General or all elections. The majority of shifts are for the full day (6:30 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 $12.50 per hour for training and on election day.

How do I become an election judge?

Complete the application form online or return to:
City of Luverne
PO Box 659
Luverne, MN 56156
or by e-mail to: