Election Judge Information

The City of Golden Valley is always looking for qualified voters to act as election judges. Election Judges earn $15.38 per hour. State law permits employees to take time off from work without loss of pay to serve as election judges. 

At each polling place, election judges work together to ensure a fair and accessible election for all eligible voters in the city. Election judges open/close polling places, register new voters, explain voting procedures, and provide assistance as needed. Election judges may be asked to serve in the precinct where they live or elsewhere in the city.

Required Qualifications

To be an election judge, you:

  • must be eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • cannot be a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct
  • cannot be a candidate or the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any candidate on the ballot in that precinct
  • must attend required paid training, either virtually or in-person
  • must be available to work between the hours of 6 am to 10 pm on Election Day (actual end time depends on the workload at each polling site)

Contact the City Clerk at 763-593-8012 for any questions.

Election Judge Application

This form must be completed to work during the 2022 Election cycle. Background authorization forms and payroll information will be sent via DocuSign within 7 days of this form submission.

Apply here.

2022 Election Judge Training

Election Judges

Watch both the 2022 Election Judge and Poll Book Training Videos that are linked below and then review the Training Activity Packet. 

Training Deadline

For the Primary Election, please complete this training no later than August 4. If you have any questions or issues with the training materials, contact the City Clerk at 763-593-8012. 

Training Videos

Training Activity Packet

Election Judge Resources

Election Judge Training Confirmation

Training Confirmation forms will be emailed automatically via Smartsheet to all judges who are currently signed up to work. There will also be a basic quiz included with that form to help reinforce your understanding of the training materials. The forms will be sent the week of July 18.