Poll Workers
The City of Northville is always accepting applications for poll workers.
Qualifications and Completing the Application
  • United States citizen and registered to vote in the State of Michigan
  • 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 the application to the City Clerk’s Office, City of Northville, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, Michigan, 48167 or email to dmassa@ci.northville.mi.us.

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 every election. Poll workers are assigned based on the number of inspectors needed to administer the election.
  • Before each election, assignment notification is done by email. If there is a cancellation, you may be contacted 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 at 6am election morning.
  • Training is provided. Inspectors are paid $30 to $45 to attend training.  Payment amount is determined by training session location.
  • All Election Inspectors will be trained to use the Electronic Poll Book. 
Hours and Pay Rates
  • Pay rates: 
    Chairperson $215/day
    Inspector $175/day
  • Work hours on Election Day are from 6am until approximately 9:30pm The Chairperson releases the poll workers when all processing and clean up is complete.
  • Lunch and dinner breaks are assigned by the chairperson based on the needs of the precinct on Election Day.