Election Judge Information
Becoming an Election Judge
Washington County hires election judges for Forest Lake, Grant, Lakeland, Landfall, Oakdale, Pine Springs, and Woodbury.
If you'd like to be an election judge in another city or town, please contact them directly.
If you are interested in becoming an Election Judge, complete the Election Judge Application and submit:
* by email at ElectionJudges@co.washington.mn.us
* by mail:
Washington County Elections
P.O. Box 6
Stillwater, MN 55082-0006
For more information on how to become an Election Judge or an Election Judge Trainee, see Serve as an Election Judge (PDF)
Serving as an Election Judge
- Election judges will serve on Primary Election Day, the second Tuesday in August, General Election Day, the first Tuesday in November, and during any special elections.
- Election Judges may serve all day from 6:00 a.m. until the election process is completed; or a partial day from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; or from 1:30 p.m. until the election process is completed.
- All Election Judges must complete a two hour training every two years. All Head and Co Head Judges must complete additional training hours. All judges must train before each state election (even year elections).
Election Judge Eligibility
- You must be eligible to vote in Minnesota
- You must be at least 18 years old on Election Day
- If you are ages 16 and 17 you may serve as a Trainee Election Judge
- You must be able to read, write, and speak English
- You cannot be a spouse, parent, child, step, or sibling of any Election Judge serving in the same precinct
- You cannot be a candidate or the spouse, parent, child, step or sibling of any candidate on the ballot in that precinct
The 2020 Election Judge Guide is available in digital format from the Secretary of State's website Minnesota Secretary State's Office