It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. On Tuesday there was a primary election and I am an election judge in Ramsey county. That means I get to the polling place at 5:30 in the morning and stay until sometime between 8:30 PM and 9:00 PM.
I get to see my neighbors. I know every street in the precinct, which comes in handy because I know right away when someone is in the wrong place. Generally where people vote is close to home. We had a few Hennepin county voters and some folks who were in the right county but were miles away from their precinct.
Voting usually puts a smile on people’s faces. People who were born in 2004 are now old enough to vote if they turn 18 by election day.
In Minnesota, people can register at the polls. My job was to help them register, which is the best job there is for an election judge.
Elections are run on a local level. If you are looking for a good time and if you have the time to find out how you can sign up to be an election judge. If you need to register to vote you can find out how to do that before the next election which will be held on November 8, 2022.