Apply to Serve as an Election Worker

Looking to get involved? Work the polls on Election Day and be our partner in democracy! If you're interested in where you might work, check out our Precinct Directory(PDF, 32KB) .

Paper Form

Make sure you are eligible to serve as an election worker

You can serve as an election worker if you meet these requirements:

  • You are 16 years old or older
  • You are a registered voter in the State of Michigan, if you are 18 years old or older
  • You are not a candidate or a member of a candidates immediate family
  • You are not an election challenger appointed by a political party or qualified group or organization
  • You are not a member of the local Board of Canvassers
  • You have not been convicted of a felony or election crime

Make sure you can perform the duties

  • The ability to move and lift more than 20 pounds
  • The ability to deal with the public in a courteous, patient, and efficient manner
  • The ability to sustain long periods of sitting and standing throughout the day
  • The ability to attend all required training
  • The ability to work at any polling location within the city limits
  • The ability to work for at least 15 hours; from 6:00 am until after 8:00 pm.
  • Computer skills preferred

You can see full Election Worker Job Descriptions for more info.

Review pay rate information

While working on election day is a great way to serve your community, you also get paid. Here's a look at how you'll be compensated:

Inspectors

  • $150 for election day service
  • $10-$20 for each training session attended

Chairpersons

  • $175 for election day service
  • $10-$20 for each training session attended

Complete the application

Download fill out the PDF application.

Download the Application in English

Return your completed application

Email, mail, fax, or drop off your completed application. You'll find our information in the Contact Us section of this page.

We'll contact you for training

If your application is complete and you qualify to work the election, we'll contact you. We'll schedule your training session to get you ready for Election Day.

Show up to the polls on election day

We appreciate your willingness to serve! We hope you enjoy your civic duty as much as we do!

In Person

Make sure you are eligible to serve as an election worker

You can serve as an election worker if you meet these requirements:

  • You are 16 years old or older
  • You are a registered voter in the State of Michigan, if you are 18 years old or older
  • You are not a candidate or a member of a candidates immediate family
  • You are not an election challenger appointed by a political party or qualified group or organization
  • You are not a member of the local Board of Canvassers
  • You have not been convicted of a felony or election crime

Make sure you can perform the duties

  • The ability to move and lift more than 20 pounds
  • The ability to deal with the public in a courteous, patient, and efficient manner
  • The ability to sustain long periods of sitting and standing throughout the day
  • The ability to attend all required training
  • The ability to work at any polling location within the city limits
  • The ability to work for at least 15 hours; from 6:00 am until after 8:00 pm.
  • Computer skills preferred

You can see full Election Worker Job Descriptions for more info.

Review pay rate information

While working on election day is a great way to serve your community, you also get paid. Here's a look at how you'll be compensated:

INSPECTORS

  • $150 for election day service
  • $10-$20 for each training session attended

CHAIRPERSONS

  • $175 for election day service
  • $10-$20 for each training session attended

Visit our office and fill out an application

You'll find our address in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you an application and answer all of your questions. We'll make sure we have everything we need to process your application before you leave.

We'll contact you for training

We'll schedule your training session to get you ready for Election Day.

Show up to the polls on election day

We appreciate your willingness to serve! We hope you enjoy your civic duty as much as we do!

Online

Make sure you are eligible to serve as an election worker

You can serve as an election worker if you meet these requirements:

  • You are 16 years old or older
  • You are a registered voter in the State of Michigan, if you are 18 years old or older
  • You are not a candidate or a member of a candidates immediate family
  • You are not an election challenger appointed by a political party or qualified group or organization
  • You are not a member of the local Board of Canvassers
  • You have not been convicted of a felony or election crime

Make sure you can perform the duties

  • The ability to move and lift more than 20 pounds
  • The ability to deal with the public in a courteous, patient, and efficient manner
  • The ability to sustain long periods of sitting and standing throughout the day
  • The ability to attend all required training
  • The ability to work at any polling location within the city limits
  • The ability to work for at least 15 hours; from 6:00 am until after 8:00 pm.
  • Computer skills preferred

You can see full Election Worker Job Descriptions for more info.

Review pay rate information

While working on election day is a great way to serve your community, you also get paid. Here's a look at how you'll be compensated:

INSPECTORS

  • $150 for election day service
  • $10-$20 for each training session attended

CHAIRPERSONS

  • $175 for election day service
  • $10-$20 for each training session attended

Apply using the paper form or in person

We're still working to build an online application. For now, use the tabs near the top of this page for further instructions. You'll want to review the paper form or in person process, depending on your preference.

Phone

Make sure you are eligible to serve as an election worker

You can serve as an election worker if you meet these requirements:

  • You are 16 years old or older
  • You are a registered voter in the State of Michigan, if you are 18 years old or older
  • You are not a candidate or a member of a candidates immediate family
  • You are not an election challenger appointed by a political party or qualified group or organization
  • You are not a member of the local Board of Canvassers
  • You have not been convicted of a felony or election crime

Make sure you can perform the duties

  • The ability to move and lift more than 20 pounds
  • The ability to deal with the public in a courteous, patient, and efficient manner
  • The ability to sustain long periods of sitting and standing throughout the day
  • The ability to attend all required training
  • The ability to work at any polling location within the city limits
  • The ability to work for at least 15 hours; from 6:00 am until after 8:00 pm.
  • Computer skills preferred

You can see full Election Worker Job Descriptions for more info.

Review pay rate information

While working on election day is a great way to serve your community, you also get paid. Here's a look at how you'll be compensated:

INSPECTORS

  • $150 for election day service
  • $10-$20 for each training session attended

CHAIRPERSONS

  • $175 for election day service
  • $10-$20 for each training session attended

Give us a call

If you have any questions about this process, we're happy to help! You'll find our information in the Contact Us section of this page.

We're open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Keep in mind that our office closes on major holidays. Another note: we don't take these calls on Election Days.

Apply using the paper form or in person

At this time we don't take applications over the phone. For now, use the tabs near the top of this page for further instructions. You'll want to review the paper form or in person process, depending on your preference.