Election Judges

We are seeking eligible voters to work as Election Judges at the 2020 Primary and General Elections on August 11 and November 3. Election Judges are paid $12 per hour for attending a mandatory two-hour online training session and for time worked on Election Day. Election judges may also serve by volunteering their time.


To apply, download an application (PDF) and submit it to:
City of Cottage Grove
ATTN: Elections
12800 Ravine Parkway S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016


For more information email Cottage Grove City Clerk, Joe Fischbach.


To qualify to work as an election judge, you must:

  • Attend a two-hour training session
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Be able to work from 5:45 am until all work is completed after the polls close at 8 pm (16 plus hours)
  • Be a Minnesota resident
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Not have your voting rights revoked
  • Read, write and speak English

You Cannot Be

  • The candidate or the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any candidate on the ballot in that precinct
  • The spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct