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​​​​​​​​​​​​Election Inspectors

​Open recruitment for Election Inspectors in the City of Ann Arbor for the November 8th, Statewide General Election is now closed. For those who are submitting new applications, we will be in touch prior to the next election or if a need arises for the Statewide General Election on November 8th. ​

Make a difference and help others do so, too, by becoming an election inspector. The City of Ann Arbor is looking for motivated individuals to work on Election Day. This is a wonderful way to meet great people, provide community service and get a little extra cash - starting pay rates are now $16.75 per hour! 

  • ​Poll Worker – Workers can be assigned to any of the city’s 53 precincts working the polls from 6:00 AM until approximately 10:00 PM. Includes two one hour paid breaks.

For more information, email the city election inspector recruiter at [email protected].  

To apply now, complete the Application for Election Inspectors (PDF) and mail, email, 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, you will receive an email from the recruiter approximately 60 days prior to each election regarding your availability to work on Election Day!

Attention High School Students

The City of Ann Arbor is currently recruiting new student election inspectors in good academic
standing to work at the polls. Taking part in the Student Election Inspector Program is a great way to distinguish yourself when you apply to college. Pay for student election inspectors is $16.75​/hour. Sign up today!

To apply complete the Student Electi​on Inspector Packet​​​ (PDF) and email the required information to [email protected].

Election Inspector Resources

Election Inspector Training Materials

Election Inspector Training Videos

Absentee Count Board (AVCB) Training Materials​

Election Inspector Cell Phone Stipend

Good to Know: Voter Photo ID Requirements

Voters in the State of Michigan are required to present a valid photo identification at the polls on Election Day in order to vote, OR if a voter does not have acceptable photo identification with them, the voter will be required to sign an affidavit before an election inspector stating so, in order to vote.

Voters may satisfy the photo identification requirement with any of the following documents, as long as they are current:

  • Michigan driver's license or personal identification card (can be expired)​.

  • 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.