Election Inspectors

Election Inspectors

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:

Things to Know:

An 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 chairpersons.

Please contact the Livingston County Clerk’s Office, at (517) 546-8177, or your City or Township Clerk’s Office for additional information.

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