Election judges play an important role in administering elections by ensuring the constitutional rights of voters are protected. Bloomington has specifically called out a need for Republican election judges.
Be aware that Bloomington’s deadline for filing to be an election judge appears to have been accelerated significantly. On the Bloomington website, the filing deadline is listed as September 2. However, a former Republican election judge was recently sent a form and asked to submit it by July 12.
The form can also be accessed on the Bloomington city website. The form needs to be printed out, signed by hand, and emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:
City of Bloomington
1800 W. Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431
Qualifications are straightforward. State requirements include:
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Eligible to vote in Minnesota.
- Able to read, write, and speak English.
- Cannot be a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct at the same time.
- Cannot be a candidate or the spouse, parent, child, stepchild, sibling, or stepsibling of a candidate on the ballot in that precinct.
- Must attend two-paid training sessions
Election judges have some ability to select both location and hours worked on Election Day.