Election Inspectors

The City of Ypsilanti is recruiting for two positions on Election Day: No Longer Accepting Applications for November 8, 2022

  • Election inspectors - Election inspectors can be assigned to any of the city’s 10 precincts working the polls from 6:00 am until approximately 10:00 pm. 
  • Absentee Voter Count Board - The AVCB operates like a precinct except, instead of processing voters, the election inspectors process and tabulate all of the absentee ballots. AVCB workers are sequestered until count board duties are complete.  

A poll worker must be a registered voter in the State of Michigan. Exception: individuals age 16-17 not yet registered to vote but who will be qualified to register to vote when they meet the minimum age may serve as poll workers. A poll worker 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. 

Tasks include:

  • Verifying voter registration
  • Issuing ballots
  • Ensuring voter privacy and ballot secrecy
  • Managing ballot tabulators and electronic pollbook software
  • Offering instructions on the voting process
  • Ensuring the accuracy of critical data
  • Managing the line of people waiting to vote
  • Processing absentee ballots

Election pay rates are $13 for election inspectors and $14 for election chairs. 

To apply now, please complete the Application for Election Inspectors (PDF)  and email, mail, fax, or deliver it to Clerk’s Office. For more information, please fill out this form or Contact the Clerk department. Phone Number: 734-483-1100.