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Election Judge/election Assistant

Dakota County
Temporary 1590 Hwy 55, Hastings, MN 55033, United States


General Description

POSTING TYPE: Open, Competitive
HOURS: Full-time, 6 month temp
LOCATION: Hastings, MN
CLOSE DATE: continuous until all open positions are filled

The Dakota County Elections Department is seeking persons to serve as Election Judge/Election Assistant to perform technical procedures to assist elections staff in conducting absentee voting, election administration tasks, and related duties as assigned. 

Who We Are
Dakota County is Minnesota’s third largest county and home to more than 400,000 residents. Our motto is “Be More” and we strive every day to achieve excellent public service, with a focus on four values: Service, Integrity, People, and Innovation.
Dakota County aims to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of diverse people, backgrounds, and experiences. Our goal is to have a workforce that is reflective of the communities and individuals we serve. We promote an equitable and culturally aware work environment where everyone can be their authentic selves.

Minimum Qualifications
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A Minnesota resident for at least 20 days
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Able to read, write, and speak the English language
  • Eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) 
  • Valid Driver's License

To view the specific minimum qualifications/statutory requirements you must meet in order to serve as an election judge, please use the following link to read Sec. 204B.19 of the Minnesota Statues in relation to Election Judges Qualifications: 

Duties & Responsibilities

These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions. 

  1. Issue absentee ballots to county residents at county service centers.
  2. Accurately compile statistics related to issued and received absentee ballots
  3. Prepare, stuff and/or collate election related materials
  4. Answer questions from the voters and others regarding elections
  5. Prepare and /or enter data into the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS). 
  6. Review returned absentee ballots for completion.
  7. Determine voter’s registration status within the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) and the signature envelope. 
  8. Compare voter’s identifying requirements within the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) and ensure voter has signed the envelope. 
  9. Review voter’s witness eligibility.
  10. Count and balance absentee ballots
  11. Open, duplicate and initialize ballots
  12. Tabulate absentee ballots
  13. Other duties as assigned.

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: All duties listed above are essential.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment
  • Ability to learn and carry out Minnesota election processes, laws, policies and procedures
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with the public, department and County associates in a professional manner.
  • Ability to organize work efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to use computers and computer programs proficiently
  • Ability to perform accurate detail work with figures, statistical records, filing proofreading and spelling.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently work under pressure in a highly visible work environment during elections.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a County office building. Some travel within Dakota County may be required. Lifting requirement of up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis. Position may require travel within Dakota County and will require occasional use of a personal vehicle. Equipment that may be used include, but is not limited to, ballot counter, computer, tablet, printer, telephone, calculator, copy and scanning machines.  

SELECTION PROCESS:The selection process for this classification will consist of a screening of your training and experience from the application materials submitted.