Election Judges

Serving as an election judge is an excellent way to get involved within your community. You will learn election procedures, and ensure that elections are administered in a fair manner. Election judges are paid for their work. Learn more about election judge eligibility, requirements, and responsibilities.

During the 2022 Primary and General elections, Polling Place Election Judges are hired by the municipal clerks inside of Anoka County. Each municipality has there own election judge application. For ease of contact information sharing with our cities and township. Below is an interest form that you may complete for our office to forward on to municipal clerks.

Election Judge Interest Form

Additional Opportunity for Election Judges!

Anoka County Elections is recruiting election judges to serve on the absentee ballot board for the 2022 state primary and general elections. Absentee ballot board judges will work on teams (with another judge of a different major party affiliation) and will fill the following roles:

  1. Absentee ballot signature envelope review 
    • Primary: June 24 – August 9
    • General: September 23 – November 8 
  2. Open absentee signature envelopes and prepare ballots for counting 
    • Primary: August 3 – August 9
    • General: November 2 – November 8 

Absentee ballot board judges may also be asked to assist with additional duties as needs arise. 

The pay rate for absentee ballot board judges is $15.41/hour.

For more information and to apply, please click the link below:


The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 1.