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Student Election Judges

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The City of St Louis Park provides high school students the opportunity to serve as student election judges in the general election alongside election judges. Serving as a student election judge is a great way to serve your community and gain valuable experience while earning money. It also looks great on college applications and resumes!


  • High school student, age 16 or older
  • U.S. citizen
  • In good academic standing
  • Available to work a minimum of eight hours on Election Day — Tuesday, March 3
  • Complete St. Louis Park payroll forms (direct deposit it required)
  • Successfully complete required training sessions

How to apply

If you are interested in servings as a student election judge for the presidential nominating primary in March or for another election in 2020, complete the online student election judge application.

If you are selected as a student election judge, you will get an email notification and letter with the details of your precinct assignment for the March 3, 2020 election. This letter will also contain information about available training sessions and how to sign up. Your precinct’s chair judge will contact you to discuss your schedule, meals and other important details about your polling place.


Student election judges are required to attend training sessions that cover the equipment you will use on Election Day, the various duties you may be asked to perform, and all election laws and requirements that pertain to your job as an election judge. Each training session will last approximately two hours, and you will be paid for your attendance at training. The schedule of training dates will be listed below once available, and elections staff will contact you with information on how to sign up for training. 

Time commitment 

You will be required to attend one training session (two hours) on election laws and administrative procedures and one training on the use of electronic poll books in the precinct (two hours).

You will be able to choose the shift you want to work on Tuesday, March 3.

  • Full day: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Opening: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Closing: 2 - 10 p.m.

The same shifts will be available for the August and November 2020 elections. Please note we can't guarantee placement at a specific polling place or that you will be placed to work with certain people. Help is needed at all 16 precincts, and reasonable accommodations will be considered if related to accessibility needs.


Student election judges are paid $9.75 per hour, including time for training classes. The income is taxable. No W2 form will be mailed by the city for any annual income less than $600.

Required forms

A completed St. Louis Park payroll form is required to serve as a student election judge. If you apply through the staff liaison at your school, the forms will be provided to you. If you apply online, the forms will be sent to you after the city receives your completed application. The required forms include:

  • W4
  • Authorization for direct payroll deposit (bank account does not have to be your own)
  • Student release form


Cara Luebke