Election Judge Information

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The City of Golden Valley is always looking for qualified voters to act as election judges. Election Judges earn $13.82 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.

2021 General Election Update: Election judge applications will be posted summer 2021. Thank you for your interest in serving as an election judge with the City of Golden Valley.

+ 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–10 pm on Election Day (actual end time depends on the workload at each polling site)


Contact the City Clerk at 763-593-8012. 

2021 Election Judge Training

Election Judges

Complete both the 2021 Election Judge and Poll Book Training Videos, Training Activity Packets, and Precinct Finder Exercise below.

Training Deadline

For the November Municipal Election, please complete this training no later than Oct 22. If you have any questions or issues with the training materials, contact the City Clerk at 763-593-8012.

+ Presentations & Activity Packets

Presentations will be posted summer 2021.

+ Training Activity Packets

Updated packets/keys will be posted summer 2021.

  • 2021 Election Judge Training Questions | Answer Key
  • 2021 Poll Book Training Questions | Answer Key
  • 2021 Precinct Finder | Answer Key

+ Election Judge Resources

Updated guides will be posted Summer 2021.

+ Health and Safety Guidelines

Updated May 2021: As the situation with COVID-19 and the Governor’s orders are changing in the near future, we are thinking about how that will impact polling places in November 2021. We are working diligently to ensure we have appropriate measures in place and a process for providing election judges and voters with helpful information prior to their entering the polls on Election Day. Since the plan is still quite fluid, we will post any and all information regarding up-to-date City and County health and safety guidelines as it is available. Health and Safety procedures will be featured in the required election judge training session.

+ Election Judge Training Confirmation

Updated links will be posted Summer 2021.

  • Election Judge Training Confirmation Online or Paper (required)
       For judges filling out the paper confirmation, please email the completed document to City Clerk Theresa Schyma.
  • Participation Experience Survey (optional)