Washington County Seeks Election Judges for Primary, General Election



Washington County is seeking election judges for the 2016 primary and general elections.

During the this year’s primary and general elections, about 2,000 election judges will be needed to staff polling locations throughout Washington County.

Election judges and election judge trainees are the officials who staff the polling location and ensure that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day.

Required qualifications for an election judge are:

  • U.S. citizen eligible to vote in Minnesota;
  • at least 18 years of age (if you are 16 or 17 years old, see information on the Washington County website and search “election judge;”
  • Able to read, write and speak English; and
  • Complete a two-hour training, which can be done online.

Required qualifications for a student election judge are:

  • must be at least 16 years old;
  • have approval from parents and school’s principal;
  • must submit a written request to principal at least 10 days before Election Day; and
  • must complete an application that is to be signed by parents/guardians and school’s principal.

Judges will be needed for the Primary Election on Aug. 9, and the General Election on Nov. 8. Judges are particularly needed in Forest Lake, Oakdale and Woodbury.

For additional information contact Washington County Elections at electionjudges@co.washington.mn.us or by phone at 651-430-6175.