Be Involved in the Election Process Even Before You're Old Enough to Vote!
Did you ever join your parents as they went to vote? There are many tables and people standing in different lines. It looks daunting, but is exciting at the same time. Voting is the opportunity to have your individual voice heard. You have to wait until you're 18 to vote, but you can be a part of the election process NOW!
Student Election Judge Trainees
Being a poll worker (election judge) is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to gain valuable experience and help their community at the same time.
Students are paid $12/hour for training class and for time spent working in a polling site on election day.
Be at least 16 years old on the date of the election
Be a citizen of the United States (Identification may be required)
Be a resident of Dakota County
Be able to read, write and speak the English language
Be enrolled in high school or be home-schooled
Have parent approval
Attend an Election Judge training session (2-3 hours)
You cannot be:
Related to another election judge in the same precinct and work at the same time
A candidate's child, stepchild, sibling, stepsibling or live in same household as candidate on the ballot
Schools may offer extra credit in some courses to students who serve as election judge trainees.