Election Inspector Information
INTERESTED IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT??
ELECTION EXPERIENCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT CLASSES??
Why not consider helping your community and becoming more politically active by becoming an Election Inspector?
Become active in government, there's plenty of opportunities for you other than running for an elected office. Saginaw County cities, townships, villages and school districts require staff of paid workers to work at the polls.
Election inspectors are people who are paid to assist voters at the polls on election day. Registered voters interested in service as election inspectors must submit an election inspector application to any jurisdiction. You can work in any jurisdiction. In addition to their name, address and date of birth, applicants must include their political party preference and qualifications to fill the position such as education or experience.
A precinct inspector must be a registered voter of the city or township. They 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 elections crime may not serve. High school students (ages 16 and above) can be appointed to be an election inspector and do not need to be registered voters, but must declare a political party and can be paid. Students cannot, however, be Election Inspector Chairpersons.
Local election commissions appoint inspectors at least 21 days, but not more than 40 days, prior to an election. Election inspectors are covered by the Federal Minimum Wage Act.
Your city or township clerk will have the Election Inspector Application also and will be able to answer any questions. Election Inspector Application form
Saginaw County Area Clerk's Association Education Committee has developed an Election Inspector Checklist for Opening and Closing of Polls for use in our County and can be reviewed and copied for your use.