Election Judge Training

Training Details

Certification to serve as an Election Judge requires you to complete both online and in-person training. To begin this process, learn more about becoming an Election Judge and apply here.

After you apply and are accepted as an Election Judge, you will get an email with information for completing the county's online training. Once all training videos are completed, you are able to sign up and attend the second part of your training: the in-person training.
Watch this introductory presentation to learn more about Blue Earth County's 2018 Election Judge Training program.

The County's online training includes several modules with videos and corresponding questions. All questions must be answered correctly in order to receive your certification. If at any time a question is answered incorrectly on a page, you will be prompted to review the presentation and retry that section's questions. 

After the online training, you'll complete the in-person portion of the training which is designed to re-enforce the most important concepts and practices our Election Judges need to know. It's specific to Blue Earth County and covers Election Judge duties, demonstrates some of our elections equipment, and much more.

Election Judge Certification and Pay

Your training certification will be sent to the clerk who hired you or will be provided to you no later than when you report to your assigned polling place on Election Day.

Election judges are paid for training. This should be documented on the first timesheet you receive. Please be aware that if you do NOT work an election, you will not receive payment for training.

Election Judge Information

Here are the 2018 in-person training slides (note, viewing these slides is not a substitute for in-person training):
Head Judge and Election Judge Details (keep these details for future reference - updated for 2018)

Head Judge Training Slides for 2018

Election Judge Training Videos
Secretary of State Election Judge Videos

2018 Election Judge Guides

Secretary of State Website
Secretary of State Election Judge Website
Election Judge Guide
Election Judge Workbook

Copies of Election Judge Guides may also be obtained from Blue Earth County Elections.