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Posted on: May 5, 2022

How to Get Involved in Elections in Wright County

A Message from Wright County Elections:

The Wright County elections team has fielded numerous questions about how to get involved with elections in Wright County. There are many ways to get involved with elections in the county depending on what kind of time commitment you are willing or able to make. Election judges typically on work on Election Days, while temporary election staff work a more standardized work schedule depending on the demands of the election. Consider how much time you are willing to commit when exploring options to get involved with elections in Wright County. 

Be an election judge

What is an election judge? Election judges are temporary, paid employees trained to handle all aspects of voting at the polling place. To serve as an election judge you must be eligible to vote in Minnesota, complete a two-hour election judge training course (administered by the county) and be appointed by the municipality in which you will serve. In Wright County, election judges are recruited by the various cities and townships.  

Election judges typically work a shift on Primary Election Day and on General Election Day.  The only other time commitment is to complete training. On Election Day, you may be asked to complete a variety of tasks including, checking in voters using the precinct roster, registering election day voters, issuing ballots to registered voters, and directing traffic inside the polling place.   

Interested in putting your name forward for consideration? 

Fill out our election judge interest form to have your information sent to your local election clerk

What is a Head Judge?

The Head Judge is an experienced election judge who oversees voting at the polling place. Head Judges are temporary election employees who generally only work on Primary and General Election Day. In addition to Election Judge Training, there is an additional one hour of Head Judge training that is required. Just like election judges, Head Judges are recruited at the municipal level by local township and city administrators. The Head Judge must be knowledgeable about election law and be capable of managing operations at the polling location.

Temporary Election Staff

Temporary election staff are staff who are hired to provide additional assistance to election administrators during the election period. Temporary election staff can fulfill and work varied schedules, with much of the time commitment encompassing the week before the primary election date and the month preceding the general election. Hours will fluctuate to meet demand, and temporary election staff could expect to work close to 40 hours per week as election day approaches. In Wright County, temporary election staff are recruited and hired using the same application process that other positions in the county use.

Interested in applying? Click here to be directed to the Job Opportunities page

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