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Information for Poll Workers

Interested in Serving As A Poll Worker?

Jurisdictions in Washtenaw County are recruiting registered voters and youth age 16 to 18 to serve their community as poll workers. Poll workers are vital to the voting process and ensure the right to vote. They make voting possible!

Poll workers are people who are paid to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. Registered voters interested in serving as poll workers must submit an application to a city or township Clerk.

A poll worker must be a registered voter of the State. 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 election crime may not serve. Submit the Poll Worker Application to the city or township clerk of your choice.  You can find your local clerk via the Michigan Voter Information Center. The city or township clerk will be able to answer any questions you have regarding becoming and/or being a poll worker.

If you did not find the information you need, please send the county an e-mail or call us at 734-222-6730.


2017 Training Manual Supplement

Election Inspector Training Manual Supplement for November, 2017 Election


2016 Training Manual & Presentation

2016 Election Inspector Training Manual (pdf format)

Appendix A: Election Inspectors Guide For Electronic Poll Book (State Publication)

Appendix B: Election Inspectors Guide to the AutoMARK (State Publication)

Appendix C: Receiving Board Checklist 

2016 Election Inspector Training Presentation (Videos from class are below)


Training Video Clips

Many training videos are available on the Michigan Bureau of Elections YouTube Page.


Some highlights:





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