Election Workers

During an election, the City of Grand Ledge requires a staff of paid workers called "Precinct Inspectors" to work at the polls. Precinct inspectors are paid to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. Workers are paid $12 an hour and required to work while polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm. Precinct inspectors are covered by the federal Minimum Wage Act.

Requirements

  • A precinct inspector 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.
  • Chosen inspectors are required to attend a paid training in February to work during any 2020 election. The training typically lasts two hours.
  • Election workers must be 16 years of age or older. Any 16 or 17 year old is only permitted to work a half day. Any high school student interested in participating must obtain a work release from Grand Ledge High School. Students may choose to be paid the rate of $12 an hour or collect National Honor Society hours, if applicable.

Application Process

Registered voters interested in serving as election inspectors must submit an Election Inspector Application (PDF) to the local clerk, Gregory Newman. 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.

The City Clerk may be reached by phone at 517-622-7920 or by emailing Clerk Gregory Newman. You can also visit the City Clerk's Office at:
310 Greenwood Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837