Election judges assisting woman with ballot

Election Judges

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The city employs election judges for primary and general elections. Election judges help the voting process run smoothly on Election Day. They greet voters and verify they are in the correct polling place, register voters, obtain signatures, give out ballots and show how to use the voting machines.

Election judges are paid $11 per hour. To serve as an election judge, you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old on Election Day, a Scott County resident and attend a required two-hour paid training session. Training is offered every two years.

The city also seeks individuals who are willing to serve as head election judges, positions that require some additional training. Head judges are paid $14 per hour.

High school students, including home-schooled students that are 16 and 17 years of age can be trainee election judges. Students who are 18 years of age or older can serve as regular election judges. To serve as trainee election judges students must: be a United States citizen; be at least 16 years of age; serve in the county where they reside or adjoining county; be in good academic standing; and have permission from their school and parents.

Trainee election judges can serve for all elections. They serve without party affiliation and must be paid. They cannot serve past 10 p.m. Trainee election judges, like other election judges, are not required to serve the entire day.

Apply to be an election judge

Return application to City Clerk's Office, 485 Gorman St., Shakopee MN 55379.

Election Judge Application [PDF]

Student Election Judge Application [PDF]

Questions? Contact City Clerk Lori Hensen at 952-233-9318 or lhensen@ShakopeeMN.gov.