Election Judges

Election Judges


Election judges are essential to our democracy! Election judges staff polling places, administer election procedures, and ensure the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. Persons may take time off from work to be an election judge by providing an employer at least 20 days written notice. Employers may reduce pay by the amount earned as an election judge during time away from work. Each year the city needs approximately 12 election judges and three to four alternate election judges for the Primary and General election. 
To be eligible, candidates must:
  • Be eligible to vote.
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Not be the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of another election judge serving in the same precinct.
  • Cannot be a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of a candidate on the ballot in the same precinct.
  • Take required training provided by Sherburne County. 
  • Election judges earn $16.00 per hour.
In addition to training provided by Sherburne County, the Office of the Secretary of State provides the following materials to assist in training of election judges. These are excellent resources for new and returning judges.

Sherburne County uses eletronic rosters.  For instructions on using the poll books click here. 

Judges must be appointed by Resolution of the City Council.  This is typically completed by the end of May each election year.  If you are interested in being an election judge or have questions, please stop by City Hall, 12060 Sherburne Ave SE, Becker, MN 55308 or call 763-200-4239.