ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's state secretary says more election judges are needed, especially those who are bilingual.

Secretary Steve Simon says at least 7 percent of Minnesota's voting population speaks a language other than English at home. Bilingual election judges are needed to help those voters register at the polls or answer ballot questions.

Reports say over the next two months cities and counties will hire about 30,000 election judges for the August primary and November general election. Training takes place this summer. Judges are typically paid $10 an hour, but that can vary across the state.

Simon says students, ages 16 and 17, can apply to be trainees.