Election Judge Information

The City of Golden Valley is always looking for qualified voters to act as election judges. Election Judges earn $15.84 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

Please follow this link to complete an application to serve as an election judge in either 2023 or 2024. Any high school students that are interested in serving as election judge trainees on November 7, 2023 should complete an application using this link

2023 Election Judge Training

Election Judges

Dates for in-person training opportunities will be sent directly to judges once they have completed their paperwork. Virtual training links and information will also be sent directly to judges.  

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.