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Posted on: May 12, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Poll Worker Interest

Become a Poll Worker! - Submit your Online Interest Form today!

Poll workers (also called Election Inspectors) are paid to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. They are vital to the voting process and ensure the right to vote - they make voting possible!  

The City of Ypsilanti is also recruiting registered voters and youth age 16 to 18 to serve their community as poll workers.

What does a Poll Worker do?

Poll Workers are responsible for the following tasks on Election Day:

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

Who can serve as a Poll Worker? 

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. 

How do I become a Poll Worker?

Complete an online Poll Worker Interest Form.  Please contact the City Clerk office with any questions at 734-483-1100. 

Find out if you are registered to vote, see a sample ballot, find your polling place, or track your absent voter ballot on-line at the Michigan Voter Information Center

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