The City of Northville is always accepting applications for Election
Election inspectors (poll workers) conduct assigned duties at the
polling site on Election Day. Duties may include issuing ballots to
registered voters, monitoring the voting equipment, and explaining how
to mark the ballot.
Necessary Qualifications and Completing Your Application
- You must be a United States citizen and registered to vote in
the State of Michigan
- Inspectors must be able to retain and utilize the information
provided during training sessions, work under the direct supervision
of the Precinct Chairperson, and be proficient with computers.
- Complete and return your application to the City Clerk’s Office,
City of Northville,
215 W. Main Street, Northville, Michigan,
48167 or email to
- Michigan Election Law requires that you indicate your political
party affiliation on the Election Inspector Application. An equal
number of election inspectors from each major political party, as
closely as possible, must be appointed to each precinct. If
you declare “independent” or “no party affiliation” your application
will be disqualified.
Training and Assignment Information
- Your name is placed on our substitute list. The City cannot
promise that you will work each and every election. Inspectors are
assigned based on the type of election and the number of inspectors
needed to administer the election.
- Prior to each election, assignment notification is done by
email. If there is a cancellation, you might be contacted and asked
to replace a canceled inspector. There is the possibility that you
may get called or notified of a vacancy as late as a day or two
before an election, or even at 6am election morning.
- Training is provided. Inspectors are paid $30 to $45 to attend
- All Election Inspectors will be trained to use the Electronic
Poll Book. The EPB
Pay Rates and Hours
- Pay rates:
- Work hours on Election Day are from 6am until approximately
9:30pm The Chairperson will release the Board of Election Inspectors
once all processing and clean up is completed.
- Lunch and dinner breaks are assigned by the Chairperson based on
the needs of the precinct on Election Day.