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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Election Judges Needed for 2020!

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Would you like to learn more about the election process and the upcoming elections?  If so, consider becoming an Election Judge for the City of West St. Paul!

Election Judges are an important part of the election process and may serve as:

Head Judge - In charge of the polling place.

Greeter Judge - Directs traffic flow and maintains order in the polling place.  Provides timely information regarding a voter's correct poll location and Election Day registration documents.

Roster/Registration Judge - Signs in voters who registered in advance of Election Day.  Also registers voters who did not register in advance.  Refers voters to correct poll location if current location is incorrect.

Demonstration Judge - Explains to voters how to mark their ballot.

Ballot Judge - Provides official ballots for voters.  Explains spoiled ballot procedures.  Monitors and maintains supply of official ballots and secrecy covers.

Ballot Counter Judge - Oversees the ballot box area and gives out "I Voted" stickers.

Health Care Facility Absentee Ballot Judge - Delivers ballots to voters who reside in a health care facility or hospital.

Absentee Ballot Board Judge - Serves on a special board that processes absentee ballots.

Student Election Judge Trainees - Students age 16 and 17 can be Election Judge Trainees.  To serve, students must be a U.S. Citizen in good academic standing at a Minnesota high school (or home schooled). They must also obtain school and parental permission and serve in the county where they reside or in an adjacent county.  Like other judges, they do not have to serve the entire day and cannot work past 10:00 p.m. Trainees are assigned the same duties as other judges, with the exception of tasks requiring party affiliation.  Trainees do not designate party affiliation.  Trainees are not counted towards the minimum number of Election Judges required to be present.  The number of trainees may not be more than one-third of the total Election Judges present.  Trainees must attend and complete the same training as other judges.

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