Election Judge Information

Election judges are a critical part of the election process. Because most County Clerks will give priority consideration to election judges that sign up at caucus, it is strongly encouraged to fill these positions.


Election Judges must meet the following qualifications:


  • Registered electors who reside in the political subdivision and are willing to serve

  • Be U.S. citizens by the date of the election at which they are scheduled to work

  • Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of an Election Judge

  • Attend a mandatory Election Judge class prior to each election at which they work

  • Never been convicted of election fraud, any other election offense or fraud

  • Neither a candidate whose name appears on the ballot in the precinct that they are appointed to serve, nor a member of the immediate family, related by blood or marriage to the second degree, of a candidate whose name appears on the ballot.

  • Get involved and assist voters on Election Day.


Student Election Judge Information

There is a student judge program.




  • Be at least 16 years old and a Junior or Senior "in good standing" at [a public or private school at the time of the election at which they plan to work

  • Submit an application

  • Have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian

  • Have the approval of their school's principal or administrator

  • Be a U.S. citizen by the date of the election at which they are scheduled to work

  • Be willing to serve knowing that Election Day runs from 6:00 .m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of an Election Judge

  • Attend a mandatory Election Judge class prior to each election at which they work

  • Never have been convicted of election fraud, other election offenses or fraud

  • Not be related to any candidate on the ballot


All applicants must have a Social Security number, which is required on the application.

Judges cannot be paid without a Social Security number.


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