Election Inspectors - Work the Polls!
The City of Ann Arbor is always looking for new election inspectors to work at the polling places on Election Days. Appointments are made each election for election inspectors and chairpersons. Election Inspectors must commit to working on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m. and attend a mandatory certification class. Wages start at $9.00 per hour. For more information, email the City Election Inspector Recruiter at Recruiters@A2gov.org.
To apply now, complete the attached form and mail or hand-deliver it to the City Clerk's Office.
Election Inspector Application Form (pdf)
If you have previously worked a City of Ann Arbor election as an election inspector or chairperson, please email us at Recruiters@A2gov.org
to sign up!
Election Inspector Training Materials
Managing Your Precinct On Election Day (pdf)
Election Inspector Training Manual (pdf)
Election Inspector Training Videos - NEW!
Working the Polls as an Election Inspector - Introduction
Delegates Elected to County Convention - Precinct Delegates
Ann Arbor Public Schools and City of Ann Arbor Join together to Award Student Election Inspector Scholarships
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - May 21, 2009 – After the U.S. Presidential Election on Nov. 4, 2008, Ann Arbor student election inspectors were offered the opportunity to express their opinions about improving the election process via an essay contest and compete to win one of three scholarship awards. Hosted by the City of Ann Arbor, the Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) and the Ann Arbor Public Schools Education Foundation (AAPSEF), the student election inspector scholarship competition asked high school students who worked the polls on November 4 to author an essay describing a problem they experienced at the polls and offer a constructive solution to improve the problem.
Eleven student essays were received and evaluated by a Scholarship Review Board comprised of the City of Ann Arbor and AAPS representatives. A first-prize $500 scholarship from the City of Ann Arbor was awarded to the overall winner, Mira Fishman from Community High School, for her essay, “Thirty Days too Early?” Second and third place winners received $250 scholarships from the AAPS and the AAPSEF. They included: Brian Collins from Huron High School for his essay, “Increasing the Efficiency of Ann Arbor Precinct 1-9,” and Bryan LaPointe from Pioneer High School for his essay, “Those Dang Absentee Ballots.”
The Scholarship Review Board praised the students for their innovative process improvement ideas for election days, including crowd control, voting booth arrangements and voter check-in. “I am pleased to recognize Ms. Fishman for her outstanding essay about the future of the 30-day voter registration requirement and its impact on the right to vote of every American,” said City of Ann Arbor Clerk Jacqueline Beaudry.
Click here to read the winning essay in its entirety - "Thirty Days too Early?" (pdf)
Voter Photo ID Required on Election Day
Voters in the State of Michigan are now required to present a valid photo identification at the polls on Election Day in order to vote! This change is due to a recent State of Michigan Supreme Court ruling - In re REQUEST FOR ADVISORY OPINION REGARDING CONSTITUTIONALITY OF 2005 PA 71 (Docket no. 130589).
Effective with the November 6, 2007 City Election and every election thereafter, before being given a ballot, each registered voter will be required to present an acceptable form of picture identification. If a voter does not have an acceptable picture identification card OR does not bring identification to the polling place, the voter will be required to sign an affidavit before an election inspector stating so, in order to vote.
Voters may satisfy the picture identification requirement with any of the following documents, as long as they are current:
Michigan driver's license or personal identification card
Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state
Federal or state government-issued photo identification
Military identification with photo
Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education (Attention UM students: Bring your M-Card!!!)
Tribal identification card with photo
IMPORTANT - Voters without ID will not be turned away on Election Day! Any voter not possessing valid ID on Election Day can sign an affidavit in order to vote.