Elections and Voting

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The City administers the State Primary and General Elections. The City is also responsible for administering Special City Elections.  

For school district elections, visit Independent School District 196 or Independent School District 191

Election judges are essential to our democracy. Serving as an election judge provides an opportunity to learn more about the election process and is a great service to our community.  If you are selected to serve, judges will be paid an hourly rate of $14 per hour. To encourage participation, state law allows individuals to take time off from work, without penalty of loss of wages, to serve as an election judge.

Required Qualifications

To serve has an election judge you:

  • must be a United States citizen.
  • must be a Minnesota resident.
  • must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • must complete the required training.
  • must be appointed by the Apple Valley City Council.
  • must not have had your voting rights revoked.
  • must not be the spouse, parent, step-parent, child, step-child, sibling, step-sibling, of any candidate on the ballot or any election judge serving at the same time in the same precinct.
  • must not be domiciled, either permanently or temporarily, with any candidate on the ballot at that election.
  • must not be a candidate on the ballot at that election.

CLICK HERE to apply to be an Election Judge