Election judges are essential to our democracy. They are the officials that serve the voters in the local polling places, administer election procedures, and ensure the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. Serving as an election judge is an opportunity to GET PAID to learn more about the election process and to provide a great service to the community.

In Minnesota, high school students can work as student election judges as long as they meet the following requirements:

  • Are age 16 or older on or before Election Day.
  • Are a U.S. citizen in good academic standing at a Minnesota high school (or home schooled).
  • Have received school and parental permission.

Minnesota Civic Youth works with Minnesota cities and counties to help train and place student election judges in polling places on Election Day. Each elections office has its own training process, pay scale and list of assignments for student election judges.

If you are interested in working as a student election judge, contact your local elections office or send an email to amy@mncivicyouth.org for more information.