If you have ever wondered how to become more active in government, there are plenty of opportunities for you that do not involve running for elected office. Michigan has 83 counties, 274 cities, and 1,242 townships. During an election, each of these units of government requires a staff of paid workers to work at the polls.
Precinct inspectors are people who are paid to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. Registered voters interested in serving as election inspectors must submit an election inspector application to their local clerk. In addition to their name, address and date of birth, applicants must include their political party preference and qualifications to fill the position such as education or experience.
A precinct inspector must be a registered voter of the State. They cannot be a challenger, candidate, member of a candidate’s immediate family, or a member of the local Board of Canvassers. Anyone convicted of a felony or an election crime may not serve.
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Precinct inspectors are covered by the federal Minimum Wage Act.
Election Inspectors must commit to working on Election Day from 6 a.m. until approximately 10:00 p.m. and attend a mandatory certification class. Wages start at $11.00 per hour. For more information, email the township clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. The clerk will be able to answer any questions you have regarding becoming and/or being a precinct inspector.
If you have previously worked a Superior Township election as an election inspector or chairperson, there is no need to reapply, please email us at email@example.com to sign up again!
Why not consider helping your community and becoming more politically active by becoming a precinct inspector?