Election assistants needed in Olmsted County

(ABC 6 News) – Olmsted County is looking for assistants to help with elections in the county this year.

The county is looking to fill a total of 12 positions.

“A special election to fill Minnesota’s first congressional district seat following the death of Representative Jim Hagedorn is taking place on Tuesday, August 9, 2022,” said Olmsted County Property Records and Licensing Director Mark Krupski.

“If necessary, a special primary election will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. We want to start interviews as soon as possible to ensure we have the employees necessary to help Olmsted County successfully administer the election process.”

Minimum education qualifications
High school graduation, or completion of General Educational Development (GED), or foreign education equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma, or experience equivalent to six months of experience in a customer-focused position.

Examples of Work

  • Assists with election judge training.
  • Assists voters with the absentee voting process.
  • Directs voters to polling places.
  • Helps during elections by answering questions, monitoring supplies, ballot counting, and directing traffic.
  • Performs clerical duties including customer service, filing, answering phone calls, and data entry.
  • Processes absentee records on a statewide system.
  • Registers voters.

For more information on becoming an Olmsted County Election Assistant, visit Olmsted County’s website.