Election Judge Information

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 2 p.m.; or from 2 p.m. until the election process is completed.
  • All Election Judges must complete a two and a half-hour training every two years. All Head and Co Head Judges must complete an additional training. 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

Election Judge Training 2016


Requirements prior to receiving certification to serve as an Election Judge are:
1. Review 9 WebEx presentation modules. You have the option to view the material in WebEx Video format or a PDF format without narration.
Training Links:
Opening the Polls
Greeter Judge
Curbside Judge
Ballot Judge
AutoMark
DS200 Vote Tabulator
Roster Judge
EDR Judge
Closing the Polls

PDF Versions
Opening the Polls
Greeter Judge
Curbside Judge
Ballot Judge
AutoMark
DS200 Vote Tabulator
Roster Judge
EDR Judge
Closing the Polls

2. Complete the Survey Monkey Evaluation

Evaluation link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25X8W63

After we have received your completed evaluation results, within 5 business days we will provide your training certificate along with any necessary paperwork.

If you have additional questions, please contact us via email or phone: 651-430-6790 ElectionJudges@co.washington.mn.us

2016 Election Judge Guide
The 2016 Election Judge Guide is available in digital format from the Secretary of State's website Minnesota Secretary State's Office

2016 Municipal and School Clerk Responsibilties
2016 Clerk Training

Becoming an Election Judge
If you are interested in becoming an Election Judge, complete and submit the Election Judge Application

Email at ElectionJudges@co.washington.mn.us

Mail:
Washington County Elections
14949 62nd St. N.
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)