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Election Inspectors

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 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 city election Inspector recruiter at  

To apply now, complete the Application for Election Inspectors (PDF) and mail or hand deliver it to the City Clerk's Office. 

If you have previously worked a City of Ann Arbor election as an election inspector or chairperson, there is no need to reapply, please email us at to sign up again!

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Good to Know: Voter Photo ID Requirements

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 Nov. 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.
  • U.S. passport.
  • Military identification with photo.
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education. (Attention U-M 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.