Even when our office is not having an election upcoming, we will still accept information from people who want to apply to be an election judge.
City Administrator's Office
ph: (218) 879-3347
Election judges play an important role in administering elections. The City of Cloquet welcomes inquiries from individuals who are interested in serving as election judges.
An person who is eligible to vote is qualified to be appointed as an election judge, with the following exceptions:
- Individuals who are unable to read, write or speak English;
- The spouse, parent, child or sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct or of any candidate in that election; or
- A candidate in that election
Time Off Work to Serve as an Election Judge
If you are appointed to serve as an election judge, state law allows you to be absent from work without penalty if you have given your employer at least 20 days notice. The written request to be absent from work must be accompanied by a city certification that details your hourly pay as an election judge as well as the hours you will serve.
Your employer may reduce your salary or wages by the amount that your will receive for serving as a judge. In addition, your employer may restrict the number of his/her employee who are serving as election judges to no more than 20 percent of the total work force at any single worksite.
Carlton County provides training for all election judges prior to the primary and general elections.
How to Apply
If you're interested in serving as an election judge, please complete the election judge application form (PDF) and return it to Kris St. Arnold, City Clerk, using the contact information below.
Kris St. Arnold, City Clerk
Cloquet City Hall
101 - 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720