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Chief County Election Official

  • Officer authorized to accept affidavits of candidacy + monitors campaign finance reporting
  • Voter registration record keeping.
  • Prepare ballots for use in all elections in 40 county election precincts.
  • Secure and distribute to all precincts, supplies and equipment required.
  • Hold training sessions before each election for municipal and township clerks and election judges.

VOTE EARLY BY MAIL:

To vote by mail, apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you.  If you have already applied for a General Election ballot, it will be mailed to you as soon as ballots become available.

Click here to complete the 2020 Minnesota Absentee Ballot Application

2020 Election Judge Training

 Please print off the 2020 Nobles County Election Judge Training Certification Form below before you begin your training.  Once you have completed this form, please return it to the City or Township Clerk who asked you to serve as an Election Judge.

2020 Nobles County Election Judge Training Certification Form

 2020 Election Judge Guide (PDF) https://www.sos.state.mn.us/media/2090/election-judge-guide.pdf

(A printed copy of this guide will be in the supply tote at your polling site.  If you want a printed copy, call your city/township clerk to request a copy.)

 2020 Nobles County Election Judge Training Video Part 1 – Election Day Preparation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reAwkV7Hyyk 

2020 Nobles County Election Judge Training Video Part 2 – Polling Stations and Tasks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgl-Cdifi_0&feature=youtu.be

2020 Nobles County Election Judge Training Video Part 3 – Polling Place Conduct/Closing the Polls

https://youtu.be/CVfOIsYCzlE

2020 Nobles County Election Judge Training  – Last Minute Reminders Document 

Last Minute Reminders

 State of MN Election Judge Training Videos – These videos are from 2014 but they are very good information and even though we now use electronic poll pads instead of paper rosters, and our machines may look a little different, the processes are very similar so the information they provide will be helpful!

Election Judge Training Video Pt. 2 – Setup  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlp9-ZOv3mE&list=PL1Nit9p6RSZh8aHv5D_CW37mCq9Rl3KS6&index=3&t=0s

Election Judge Training Video Pt. 3 – Setup Equipment   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY_UoJqLjFY&list=PL1Nit9p6RSZh8aHv5D_CW37mCq9Rl3KS6&index=3

***Our Ballot Counter looks a little different, but the process is the same!

Election Judge Training Video Pt 6 – Demonstration/Ballot Judge  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVtrQIbM0N8&list=PL1Nit9p6RSZh8aHv5D_CW37mCq9Rl3KS6&index=6

 Election Judge Training Video Pt 7 – Ballot Counter Judge  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH5i5M3NAc4&list=PL1Nit9p6RSZh8aHv5D_CW37mCq9Rl3KS6&index=7

 Election Judge Training Video PT 8 – Providing Assistance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypEhTDdUVcw&list=PL1Nit9p6RSZh8aHv5D_CW37mCq9Rl3KS6&index=8

***CHANGE FOR 2020 There is no longer a limit to the number of voters you can assist.

Election Judge Training Video Pt 9 – Polling Place Conduct  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJegfmLmm9s&list=PL1Nit9p6RSZh8aHv5D_CW37mCq9Rl3KS6&index=9

Election Judge Training Video Pt 10 – Challengers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RodLiw5JIOM&list=PL1Nit9p6RSZh8aHv5D_CW37mCq9Rl3KS6&index=10

Election Judge Training Video Pt 11 – Closing the Polls  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL_O3mfTTCI&list=PL1Nit9p6RSZh8aHv5D_CW37mCq9Rl3KS6&index=11

Poll Pad Electronic Rosters – Courtesy of Blue Earth County!! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6F9sM7-Rg8

Health Care Facility (HCF) Election Judge Training – Courtesy of Blue Earth County!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLVUmMnqZaU

 

 

Other Resources:

Poll Pad Election Judge Guide

Poll Pad Operations Guide

DS200 Precinct Ballot Scanner Manual

DS200 Precinct Ballot Scanner Training Manual

Automark Manual 

 

Election Calendar Dates:

Poll Pad – On your own work session using the Poll Pad Guide –

Thursday, August 6th 8:15 a.m. (Trained users to practice)

Thursday, August 6th 1:30pm – 3:30 p.m. (New Users)

 

Primary Election Dates:

June 26th – Early Voting begins for Primary Election

August 10th – Totes ready for pick up by designated Head Judge/Clerk – 9 AM to 4 PM; Ballot Boxes will be delivered to Polling Places

August 11th – Primary Election Day – Polls open from 7 AM to 8 PM in all Cities and from 10 AM to 8 PM in Dewald and Summit Lake Township

 

General Election Dates:

September 18th – Early Voting begins for General Election

November 2nd  – Totes ready for pick up by designated Head Judge/Clerk – 9 AM to 4 PM

November 3rd – General Election Day – Polls open from 7 AM to 8 PM in all Cities and from 10 AM to 8 PM in Dewald and Summit Lake Township

 

Links

Absentee Ballot Application

Return this application as soon as possible to:

Nobles County Auditor-Treasurer’s office

Drop off: 315 10th Street, Worthington, MN 56187, or

Mail: P.O. Box 757, Worthington, MN 56187, or

E-mail: elections@co.nobles.mn.us (Please submit only 1 Minnesota Absentee Ballot Application per email), or

Fax: 507-372-8390

Questions please call: 507-295-5258