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Election Judges

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Election judges play an important role in administering elections. The City of Plymouth welcomes inquiries from individuals who are interested in serving as election judges.

Any person who is eligible to vote is qualified to be appointed as an election judge, with the following exceptions: 

  • Individuals who are unable to read, write or speak English; 
  • The spouse, parent, child or sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct or of any candidate in that election;  or
  • A candidate in that election

Time Off Work to Serve as an Election Judge
If you are appointed to serve as an election judge, state law allows you to be absent from work without penalty if you have given your employer at least 20 days notice. The written request to be absent from work must be accompanied by a city certification that details your hourly pay as an election judge as well as the hours you will serve.

Your employer may reduce your salary or wages by the amount that you will receive for serving as a judge. In addition, your employer may restrict the number of his/her employees who are serving as election judges to no more than 20 percent of the total work force at any single worksite.

Required Training
The City of Plymouth provides training for all election judges prior to the primary and general elections. 

How to Apply
If you’re interested in serving as an election judge, please complete the election judge application form (PDF) and return it to Amy Gottschalk, Administration, using the contact information below.

Amy Gottschalk, Administration
Plymouth City Hall | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. | Plymouth, MN 55447
P 763-509-5066 | F 763-509-5060 |


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