Elections and Voting

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The City administers the State Primary and General Elections. The City is also responsible for administering Special City Elections.  

For school district elections, visit Independent School District 196 or Independent School District 191

  1. Become an Election Judge

Election judges are essential to our democracy. Serving as an election judge provides an opportunity to learn more about the election process and is a great service to our community.  If you are selected to serve, judges will be paid an hourly rate of $13 per hour. To encourage participation, state law allows individuals to take time off from work, without penalty of loss of wages, to serve as an election judge.

Official DutiesRequired Qualifications
On Election Day you may be expected to:To serve as an election judge you must:
  • set up the polling place
  • greet and direct voters
  • register voters
  • ensure all qualified voters are permitted to vote
  • demonstrate how to vote
  • distribute ballots to voters
  • assist voters
  • operate voting equipment
  • determine results after polls close
  • close and pack up the polling place
  • be a United States citizen
  • be a Minnesota resident
  • not have had your voting rights revoked
  • be able to read, write, and speak English
  • complete 2 hours of training
  • be appointed by the City Council

You cannot be:

  • the spouse, parent, step-parent, child, step-child, sibling, step-sibling of any election judge serving at the same time in the same precinct
  • domiciled, either permanently or temporarily, with any candidate on the ballot at that election
  • a candidate on the ballot at that election

CLICK HERE to apply to be an Election Judge

  1. Public Notices
  1. Key Dates
  1. Who Can Vote in Minnesota
  1. Register to Vote
  1. What's On My Ballot?
  1. Vote by Absentee Ballot 
  1. Vote by Direct Balloting
  1. Vote on Election Day / Polling Places
  1. Election Results
  1. Candidate Information