Become an Election Judge

At this time the City of Lakeville is recruiting election judges for the November 2, 2021 City Park Bond Referendum Election. Judges must be able to work an all-day shift from 6 a.m.–10 p.m. and be willing to work at any of Lakeville’s 18 precincts. If you are interested in being an election judge, please read the information below.


  • Eligible to vote in Minnesota and able to read, write and speak English. (Student judges must be 16 or 17 years old to be an election judge trainee.)
  • There are restrictions on having relatives serve together as election judges. In addition, relatives of a candidate, and anyone who temporarily or permanently lives in the same house as the candidate, cannot serve in the precinct the candidate is on the ballot. Candidates cannot serve in a precinct where they are on the ballot.
  • Ability to take time off from work to serve. Minnesota law allows you to be absent from work without penalty or loss of wages to serve as an election judge. Employer certifications can be provided to show that you are serving as an election judge.

More information on becoming an election judge can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.


  • Election judges are paid $11/hour.
  • Head judges are paid $13/hour.
  • All judges must be paid via direct deposit and complete all required payroll documentation.


Complete our online election judge application indicating you would like to work the November 2 Election. Following the submission of your application, you will receive an email with instructions on where to pick up your direct deposit payroll documentation, as well as a link to online training offered through Dakota County. You will be paid for this online training with your election day hours. This training must be completed using a desktop computer/ laptop (it does not work on a cell phone or iPad), is approximately 2 hours in length, will provide an overview of election day tasks and should be completed by Friday, October 15, 2021. Precinct assignments will be emailed by Friday, October 22, 2021. 


If you have additional questions, email Deputy Clerk Tamara Wallace at