Election Judge


You may be an election judge if you are:

  1. Eligible to vote in that precinct (or if there is an insufficient number of identified election judges in that precinct, eligible to vote in that municipality or school district even if in another county, or if there are still too few election judges, eligible to vote elsewhere in the county the precinct is in)
  2. Affiliated with a major political party
  3. Able to read, write and speak English
  4. Appointed by the City Council
  5. Trained and currently certified as an election judge

Training Note

Training will be provided to certify you as an election judge. The training will be conducted by the City of New Ulm and Brown County.

Ineligible Individuals

You may not be an election judge if you are:

  • A candidate in that election (i.e., they are running for an office on the ballot used in that precinct)
  • The husband, wife, parent, child, brother, or sister of a candidate or another judge in the same precinct
  • Anyone who cannot read, write or speak the English language

Sign up to Serve

The City of New Ulm will gladly accept your willingness to serve as an election judge. Please email Kim Seifert Samuelson or call her at 507-359-8226 if you are interested in serving your community. You may also use our online Election Judge Sign-up Form to indicate your interest in working as a judge.

Judges are paid for their services.