City of Northfield seeks election judges for 2020 elections

Election judges

Apply now via the city’s website

The City of Northfield is seeking interested individuals to serve as election judges for the presidential nomination primary on March 3, 2020, the primary election on August 11, 2020 and the general election on November 3, 2020. Election judges administer election procedures in polling places and ensure that voters' rights are protected and respected on Election Day. Election judges receive pay for required training time and work on Election Day. By law, employers must give election judges time off from work to serve. In addition to serving on Election Day, judges must complete required training prior to serving. Election judges may serve all day (approximately 6 a.m. – close) or choose a half day shift (6 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. – close).

To be an election judge, individuals must be eligible to vote in Minnesota on Election Day; and be able to read, write and speak English. Election judges should enjoy assisting people, communicate clearly, and demonstrate impartiality and professionalism when serving voters. Minnesota voters, regardless of their political party affiliation, if any, can apply to serve.  

Additional information and the application form can be found on the city’s by contacting City Clerk Deb Little at 507-645-3001 or