Become an Election Judge

At this time the City of Lakeville is recruiting election judges who are able to work a full day (6 a.m. – approximately 10 p.m. with breaks), and are willing to work at any of our 18 polling locations. All election judges must receive training. 

In light of COVID-19 we are doing a hybrid style of training – half of the training will be done in-person, and the other half online. Current remaining training dates are:

  • Thursday, October 8 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. OR 2 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 13 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. OR 2:30 – 4 p.m. 

 If you are available all day, have flexibility in your polling location, meet the below requirements and are available to attend training on one of the above dates, complete our online election judge application.


  • Eligible to vote in Minnesota and able to read, write and speak English. (Student judges must be 16 or 17 years old to be an election judge trainee.)
  • There are restrictions on having relatives serve together as election judges. In addition, relatives of a candidate, and anyone who temporarily or permanently lives in the same house as the candidate, cannot serve in the precinct the candidate is on the ballot. Candidates cannot serve in a precinct where they are on the ballot.
  • Ability to attend a required training session approximately three hours in length.
  • Ability to take time off from work to serve. Minnesota law allows you to be absent from work without penalty or loss of wages to serve as an election judge. Employer certifications can be provided to show that you are serving as an election judge.

More information on becoming an election judge can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.


  • Election judges are paid $11/hour.
  • Head judges are paid $13/hour.
  • All judges must be paid via direct deposit and complete all required payroll documentation.


Complete our online election judge application indicating you would like to work the November 3 General Election; additional information will be mailed/ emailed in September.


If you have additional questions, email Deputy Clerk Tamara Wallace at