Election Judge Application

The City of Apple Valley is Recruiting Qualified Individuals to Hire as Election Judges for the 2020 Elections:


  1. Presidential Nomination Primary (Tuesday, March 3, 2020)
  2. Primary Election (Tuesday, August 11, 2020)
  3. General and City Election (Tuesday, November 3, 2020)
To be eligible to work as an election judge, individuals must:
  • Be eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Be appointed by the City Council
  • Complete a minimum of two hours of training provided by the City
You may NOT be an election judge if you are:
  • A candidate on the ballot
  • The spouse, parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, sibling, or stepsibling of a candidate on the ballot or another election judge serving in the same precinct at the same time
  • Living with a candidate on the ballot
  • A challenger appointed to contest voter eligibility

Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Judges report to the polling place beginning at 5:30 a.m.  It is preferred judges work the full day, and preference will be given to applicants willing to work full days at all three elections.  If you can only work a half day, the shifts are 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to closing.  Judges are paid an hourly rate of $10.50 per hour, and training on equipment and voting procedures will be provided.

If you are interested in serving as an election judge, complete and submit an online application.  If you are selected to serve, approximately one month prior to the election, you will be notified of your assignment and training dates.

To encourage participation, State law allows individuals to take time off from work, without penalty or loss of wages, to serve as election judges.  Details on how to request time off from your employer in order to serve as an election judge can be provided.

Election Judge Application