Student Election Program

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After receiving several positive comments about the student election judges’ involvement in the 2018 general election, the election team decided to form the student election program to engage youth in elections year-round. The program will give students an opportunity to meet monthly, discuss a series of different topics and engage in the big changes happening in elections.

The student election program is a 10-month program for students in grades 9 – 12.

How to join

If you would like to join the program, all you need to do is simply attend a meeting! There is no application to complete.


  • Certificate awarded after attendance to several meetings
  • Support our community with its first-ever ranked-choice election (third city in the state)
  • Expand your knowledge and help educate your community
  • Share your voice
  • Build your resume through civic engagement
  • Become a leader in your community
  • Become a paid election judge (if interested and meet student election judge requirements)

Meeting dates

Date Time Location Topic
Jan. 10   8:15 a.m.

St. Louis Park High School

Room B225

Information Session
Feb. 12  6 – 7 p.m. City Hall, Council Chambers
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
Elections 101
March 28  6 – 7 p.m. City Hall, Westwood Room
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
Voter turnout and why you matter
April 18  6 – 7 p.m. The Rec Center Gallery Room
3700 Monterey Drive
Local, county, state and federal government – Who does what?
May 21  5 – 6 p.m. SLP Nest
3416 Library Ln.
Ranked-choice voting
June 25  6 – 7 p.m. 

Wolfe Park Building

3700 Monterey Drive

Careers in government

July 30  6 – 7 p.m.

City Hall, Westwood Room

5005 Minnetonka Blvd.

Different types of elections
Aug. 28  6 – 7 p.m.

Municipal Service Center

7305 Oxford St.

Student Election Judge information session
Sep. 19  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

City Hall, Westwood Room

5005 Minnetonka Blvd.

 2019 Election, 2020 Elections, and the Census

To receive information on meeting specifics, email Michael Sund at