City Of Duluth Is Seeking People To Be Election Judges
The City of Duluth is looking for people interested in being election judges.
My Law Questions says an election judge oversees voting for local precincts. In different counties, they are known as different things. Poll workers, election officers, election inspectors, or polling staff. They basically are responsible for ensuring that everyone who is eligible to vote is able to do so.
The State Of Minnesota Website about elections says that Election judges are temporary, paid employees of local election officials trained to handle all aspects of voting at the polling place. Serving as an election judge is a chance to learn about elections, and is an excellent service to the community.
With so many people wanting to know that their vote counts and is taken care of so the election is honest, this job has become more important. Requirements for serving as an election judge are different for every state, but for this area, it looks like this.
Election Judge appointments are made by the City Clerk’s Office depending on the needs for each election and are approved by the City Council. Duluth has 34 precincts. Each precinct is staffed by 4 to 6 election judges.
The City Of Duluth website says that people interested must be eligible to vote in Minnesota and able to read, write and speak English. Students 16 and 17 years old can be election judge trainees. Candidates cannot serve in a precinct where they are on the ballot. Relatives cannot serve together either.
According to the Duluth website a person can choose to volunteer or be paid. The current rate of pay for election judges is $10.00 per hour. If you become a judge, you might be assigned one of the following dates or both, the Primary Election (2nd Tuesday in August) and the General Election (1st Tuesday in November).
Those who are interested in serving as an election judge can apply on the Duluth City Website.