The city of Alexandria is looking for election judges.

This year elections are the Primary Election on Aug. 11 and the General Election on Nov. 3.

City leaders encourage residents to consider becoming an election judge. Also, those who know of any individuals or students that would be interested in this opportunity are encouraged to let the city know and it will send them an application.

The state requirements to be an election judge are:

• Must be eligible to vote in Minnesota.

• Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

• Must complete mandatory election judge training.

• Must not be the spouse, parents, stepparent, child, stepchild, sibling, or stepsibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct or of any candidates in that election.

• Must not live, either permanently or temporarily, with any candidate on the ballot at that election.

• Must not be a candidate in the election.

The city of Alexandria's requirements to be an election judge are:

• Strong understanding of and commitment to nonpartisanship.

• Able to communicate clearly with voters.

• Enjoy assisting and serving diverse populations.

• Available to work long hours on Election Day (typically from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

• Handle stressful situations calmly and professionally.

• Demonstrate attention to detail.

• Work as a team member and follow directions.

• Comfortable using technology.

A two-hour online election judge training would be required to be completed, along with training on equipment such as the ballot counter and Poll Pads for electronic registration.

Pay is as follows: election judges — $12/hour, head election judges — $17.00/hour, and health care facility judges — $14.00/hour.

If you have questions or would like to receive an application, contact Alexandria City Hall at 320-763-6678 and ask for one of the Election Team members, Amy Riedel or Brenda Johnson. Or send an email to