Serving as an Election Judge

Election Judges serve our community in the polling places on Election Day. Their efficient and honest work ensures fair elections. The City of Excelsior needs people for this exciting and vital work and will pay you for your time and training.

Election Judge Requirements

You must be:

  • Able to attend biennial training sessions
  • Able to read, write and speak the English language
  • Affiliated with a major political party
  • Appointed by the municipal clerk
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Citizen of the United States (identification may be required)
  • Eligible to vote and reside in the county
  • Minnesota resident for at least 20 days

You cannot be:

  • A candidate for the election in which you are serving
  • A candidate's spouse, parent, child, brother or sister
  • Related to another Election Judge in the same precinct, unless working separate shifts

For Employers

  • A twenty-day written notice must be provided
  • Time off from work to serve

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Administer election procedures in the voting place
  • Certify the precinct election results
  • Distribute ballots
  • Ensure only qualified voters are permitted to vote only once
  • Help protect the rights of the voters on Election Day
  • Help voters requiring assistance
  • Maintain order in the voting place throughout the day
  • Obtain the results after the polls are closed
  • Open and/or close the polls
  • Process absentee ballots
  • Register new voters at the polling site
  • Responsible for all election materials
  • Work at one or several elections during your term

Contact Information

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming an Election Judge, please fill out the Election Judge Application form here

Nalisha Williams, City Clerk
City of Excelsior
350 Highway 7, Suite 230
Excelsior, MN 55331

Email Nalisha Williams