Election inspectors are
paid to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. Some of their
responsibilities include checking voters’ registration records and
recording that they voted, distributing ballots, assisting voters, and
maintaining order within the voting precinct.
Qualifications to be appointed as an Election Inspector:
- Must be a qualified and registered voter in the State of Michigan.
- Must have sufficient education and clerical ability to perform the duties of office.
- Must complete and file an application with a City or Township Clerk.
inspector cannot be a challenger, a candidate for nomination or
election to any office on the ballot, or a member of a candidate’s
immediate family. Immediate family is defined as the
individual’s father, mother, brother, sister, spouse, or any relative
residing in the same household with that person. In addition, anyone
convicted of a felony or an election crime may not be an inspector.
High School students 16 or 17 years of
age may be Election Inspectors.
- With the exception of being qualified and registered voters,
students must meet all of the other requirements.
- They are also required
to receive permission from their school and are subject to the
provisions of child labor laws.
- Students cannot serve as precinct
Please contact the Livingston County Clerk’s
Office, at (517) 546-8177, or your City or Township Clerk’s Office for additional
It’s a very rewarding experience, and training is provided
prior to Election Day.
Election Inspector Online Training