Student Election Judge Trainees

Requirements to Be a Student Judge Trainee

  • Ages 16 or 17.
  • U.S. citizen in good academic standing at a Minnesota high school (or home schooled).
  • Obtain school and parental permission.
  • Serve in the county where they reside or in an adjacent county.

Trainees are paid at least two-thirds of the minimum wage.

Like other judges, they do not have to serve the entire day; they cannot work past 10 p.m. Trainees are assigned the same duties as other judges, with the exception of tasks requiring party affiliation. Trainees do not designate party affiliation. Trainees must attend and complete the same training as other judges. 

Apply to be an election judge trainee.