Returning Election Judges

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Thank you for continuing your service to Ramsey County voters as an election judge! Your role is crucial to ensuring our more than 325,000 voters have a positive voting experience from start to finish. See information below to aid you in your work with Ramsey County!

Important information and correspondence 

Select the tabs below to see key dates for the election year, current copies of The Messenger and links to annual surveys.

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Key dates

  • Polling place interest letters emailed: May 21, 2021.
  • Early voting and count center interest letter emailed: May 28, 2021.
  • Polling place assignment letter emailed: Sept. 3, 2021.
  • Early voting assignment letter emailed: Sept. 10, 2021.
  • All trainings held: Oct. 5, 2021 to Oct. 30, 2021.
  • Early voting: Oct. 26, 2021 to Nov. 1, 2021.
  • Blue tub pick-up: Oct. 30, 2021.
  • Election Day: Nov. 2, 2021.



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Positions and pay

Election judges are paid hourly for training and Election Day. If desired, election judges may choose to volunteer their time and not be paid for service.

Precinct judge ($16/hour)

Assists with general polling place duties such as setting up and taking down the polling place, greeting and directing incoming voters, processing registered voters, handing out ballots and assisting voters with forms and other needs.

Student judge ($16/hour)

Student judges perform duties similar to a precinct judge, but work a shorter day and are limited to certain jobs within the polling place. 

Mobile judge ($18/hour)

Begins the day at the Ramsey County Elections Office. They are sent to work at polling places that have absent election judges and are occasionally asked to deliver supplies.

Assistant head judge ($18/hour)

Must have previous experience serving in a polling place. The assistant head judge assists the head judge, manages the registration table and registers voters.

Head judge ($20/hour)

Must have previous experience serving in a polling place. The head judge manages the polling place.

Area judge (AJ) ($20/hour)

Must have previous experience serving in a polling place. The AJ monitors 10-12 polling places, assists head judges with issues, delivers supplies and other various duties.

Early voting judge ($22/hour)

Use a laptop computer to administer the voting process. For those not interested in working on a computer, early voting judges also greet and direct incoming voters, issue ballots, and assist voters with forms and other needs. Must be willing to work a minimum of four days during the early voting period.