Be an Election Judge! Free & Fair Elections!

From the Minnesota GOP:

Reminder: The MN GOP must have Republican Election Judges signed up before May 1st 2022 to submit to the state!

The continued strength of our republic rests on the ability of citizens to carry out their constitutional right to vote. Free and fair elections require that citizens have confidence in the electoral system. Because of this, the Republican Party of Minnesota seeks to ensure that all elections are conducted openly and with integrity.

Will you help us ensure the integrity of our election process?

Top Need: Become an Election Judge

Election judges are temporary, paid employees of local election officials trained to handle all aspects of voting at the polling place. Election judges represent one of the major political parties in the state. If we do not have enough Republicans willing to serve as election judges, then polling places may only have unaffiliated or Democrat election judges to conduct the elections.

To sign up through MN GOP to be a Republican Election Judge CLICK HERE!

Also Sign Up through your township/precinct contact your township or city clerk.

MN GOP will submit a list of election judges to the State. To be sure, cover your bases and also sign up to be an Election Judge with your township or city clerk.

In Kanabec County: Contact your city or township clerk to let them know you want to be an Election Judge. You may also specify that you are willing to serve in other townships, cities, counties where judges are needed. (If you live in another county, check your county website for your county, city, or township officials in charge of elections.)

Ann Lake Deb Johnson Clerk (320) 364-0117  
Arthur Teri Bentler Clerk (320) 679-1347
Brunswick Gladys Nelson Clerk (320) 396-3490
Comfort Patty Kruse Clerk (320) 237-3919 
Ford Mistea Roeschlein Clerk (320) 279-2665
Grass Lake Natasha Swanson Clerk (612) 366-3230 
Haybrook Chris Eggert Clerk (320) 364-0517
Hillman Karen Felger Clerk (320) 583-8691
Kanabec Cindy Kapinos Clerk (320) 272-0146  
Knife Lake Kim Christenson Clerk (612) 390-6234  
Kroschel Laura McCaughan Clerk (218) 766-6529
Mora City Hall     (320) 679-1511  
Ogilvie Heather Heins Clerk (320) 272-4822
Peace Betty Caza Clerk (320) 679-4644  
Pomroy Renee Peterson Clerk (218) 391-8325 
Quamba Roger Helmbrecht Clerk (320) 496-5453
Southfork Jen Teigen Clerk (320) 515-1938
Whited Deanna Johnson Clerk (612) 390-9805 

Click here to download a form to share on “How to become an Election Judge”

Not sure if being an Election Judge is right for you? Please consider helping in another way!

Poll Challenger:

Poll challengers serve as appointees of the Republican Party of Minnesota and have the ability to make a challenge of voters when they have personal knowledge that someone is ineligible to vote.   

Observing Election Machine Testing:

Minnesota law allows the public to observe the testing of election equipment and software to ensure its accuracy. The timing of these tests is published in official newspapers for the voting jurisdiction and posted at local elections offices. We need volunteers to attend their local Public Accuracy Tests to ensure the equipment works as it is intended.

Driving Voters to the Polls:

Many of us have had a car break down or someone that was going to give us a ride fall through, and to some people that happens on Election Day. Every election there are Republican voters who are unable to vote because they don’t have a way to get to their polling place. We need volunteers throughout the state so we can make sure that we get every vote possible for our candidates.

Helping Voters Find Out Where to Vote:

With new election districts this year many polling places might be changing. We need people who would be willing to answer our MNGOP Election Hotline to help voters find where they are supposed to vote.

Meet With Your Local Elections Officials:

Elections in Minnesota are conducted by city and township employees as well as county auditors and elections departments. These are public employees who will often be happy to meet with you and talk to you about how elections are conducted in your area. We are happy to help you find out who your local elections officials are so you can set up a time to visit them.

Observe Election Counting:

The Chair of major political parties may appoint an individual to observe the processing of ballots at central counting locations after the polls have closed. This may be a good job for those that are not able to commit the whole day to be an election judge.

Serve on a Ballot Board:

Ballot boards are established to accept or reject absentee ballots. Republican election judges are needed for each one to ensure that ballots are accepted or rejected correctly according to state law.

Click here to sign up to be a volunteer in any of these roles. We will have a member of our team reach out to you to discuss how you can help.

Examination of Voting Software Source Code:

Minnesota law (Chapter 206, Section 206.57 Subdivision 6) allows a major political party to request an examination of the source code of voting software. The law requires the Party to pay for that cost. The cost is estimated to be over $2,000,000. If you would like to the Republican Party of Minnesota to request that evaluation, we need your help to raise the funds necessary to pay for it.

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