Serve as an Election Judge

City of Anoka is Looking for Election Judges to Work for all (3) three Elections in 2024

WE NEED JUDGES FOR MARCH! Please apply ASAP using links below

  • PNP Presidential Nomination Primary Election - Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • Primary Election - Tuesday, August 13, 2024
  • General Election - Tuesday, November 5, 2024

Paid to Serve

Election Judges are paid for training and working on the days of the Elections. Pay ranges are based on position held.  

2024 Election Judge Rates

  • Election Judges:  $12.50/per hour (typically 60-80 judges needed)
  • Assistant Head Judges:  $13.00/per hour (typically 8 or more needed)
  • Head Judges:  $14.00/per hour (typically 8 needed)
  • Election Assistant $15.00/per hour (only 1 needed)

Election judges are paid officials who staff the polling places and ensure that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. Election judges must be at least 18 years old (unless serving as a student judge).

Official duties of an Election Judge may include:

  • Assist voters, register voters and ensure all qualified voters are permitted to vote
  • Close polling place following voting and determine results after polls close
  • Demonstrate how to vote and distribute ballots to voters and operate voting equipment
  • Setting up polling place


To qualify to be an election judge, you must: 

  • Be able to read, write and speak English
  • Be at least 18 years old on Election Day and be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be a Minnesota resident
  • Complete required training session(s)
  • Not have your voting rights revoked

Unqualified Persons

You cannot be: 

  • The candidate or spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any candidate on the ballot in the same precinct
  • The spouse, parent, child or sibling of an election judge serving in the same precinct


Election judges are essential to our democracy.  Serving as an election judge provides an opportunity to learn more about the election process and is a great service to our community.

Absence from Work Protection

Minnesota law allows individuals to serve as an Election Judge and be absent from work without penalty, provided the Employee provides written notice to their Employer at least 20 days prior to each election - Minnesota Statutes Section 204B.195.

Your employer may:

If you are interested in being an election judge, please fill out an application form and return it to City of Anoka Elections.  We hope that you will take part in this opportunity for civic participation.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Should you have any questions, please contact us at 763-576-2740 or via email to Rachel Dodge