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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 

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

Voters who have moved

Closing Polls

Provisional Ballots

Voters with Disabilities

 Sealing Ballot Containers

How to Vote in Michigan 2020

 Greeting App

Checks and Balances

 Processing Voters



 Setting up ICP Tabulator


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