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How to Become an Election Day Worker

Have you ever wondered how you can become more active in your local community and/or city government? Working at a precinct on Election Day is a wonderful way to serve your community and meet your neighbors.

Interested in becoming an election/precinct inspector?

Please fill out the Application with the attached W-9 Form and mail it to or drop-off in person to City Clerk, 11111 Wayne Rd, Romulus MI 48174 or email it to elections@romulusgov.com 

What is an election worker?

  • 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 assist voters and help process ballots. Election workers, precinct inspectors and election inspectors – are people who are paid to assist voters and count ballots on Election Day.

Am I qualified to sign up to be an election worker?

  • In order to serve as an election worker, you must be a registered voter of the state if you are 18+. You can also apply if you are 16 or 17 year old resident of Michigan. Additionally, you 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.

What are the duties of an election/precinct inspector?

Precinct inspector must be able to:

  • Work closely with others
  • Assemble simple voting stations
  • Read and write legibly in the English language
  • Perform simple math calculations
  • Follow instructions provided by the precinct chairperson
  • Possess computer skills & knowledge on how to operate a computer
  • Possess inter-personal skills to work with a diverse community population
  • Attend an educational training program (mandatory prior to working an election)

 

Will I be trained?

Yes! Training will be provided to all available positions.

Election Day Reminders

Training Videos

Opening Polls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Yq_9hzFhw

Voters who have moved

https://youtu.be/UGZedrb1YBs

Closing Polls

https://youtu.be/n57YHUNsnPs

Provisional Ballots

https://youtu.be/ObE_Rdwof5s

Voters with Disabilities

https://youtu.be/OKePOjcEpWI

 Sealing Ballot Containers

http://youtu.be/0coPfQDjgL4

How to Vote in Michigan 2020

https://youtu.be/Vniu5yND7C0

 Greeting App

https://youtu.be/EgOrWte-upA

Checks and Balances

https://youtu.be/u7k6VpjO54E

 Processing Voters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2mXG5gwSpg&feature=youtu.be

Challengers

https://youtu.be/dUX8K9TVNZQ

 Campaigning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFUuv0HeHQs

 Setting up ICP Tabulator

https://youtu.be/uvEOMfTWWxE

 



Check out this brief video on 2020 Election Security Training for Poll Workers and Volunteers