Be an Election Judge

Election judges are hired by the township or city to work on election day. An election judge will help with; open and close of polls, register and sign in voters, issue ballots, and tabulate unofficial election results. Election judges are on the front line of democracy to protect the rights of voters and ensure the accuracy of the election process.

High school student trainees

16 and older high school students can work as election judge trainees, receive training, and be paid for their work. It’s a great way to learn about elections and voting, and earn cash at the same time!

You cannot be asked to work past 10:00 p.m. You will be assigned the same duties as other judges, with the exception of tasks requiring party affiliation. You will need to attend and complete the same training as other judges.

To qualify, you must be 16 or older on or before Election Day, be a U.S. citizen in good academic standing at a Minnesota high school (or home schooled), and get permission from your parents and your school. Please contact our office for more information on how you can participate in elections! 218-547-7275

Students: Student Permission Slip

Adults: Election Judge Interest Form

Visit the Cass County Elections Judge Training page for information on training.