Election Judges sought for city polling precincts

The City of Bemidji is seeking election judges to help with the primary election on August 11 and the general election on November 3.

Judges can earn at least $10.50 an hour, and must be a U.S. Citizen, a Minnesota resident, eligible to vote and able to speak and write in English.

A two hour mandatory training is required, and election judges set up the polling place, operate voting equipment, direct voters to the correct line, and register people to vote.

Anyone interested in serving as an election judge is encouraged to contact City Clerk Michelle Miller at (218) 759-3570.]

Secretary of State Steve Simon recently issued a call for younger volunteers to help with this year’s election, as many election judges in the past tend to be older Americans who are more susceptible to the dangers of COVID-19.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.

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