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Election Inspectors and Training Resources

Election Inspectors

To Apply: Complete the Election Inspector Application and submit to:

Troy City Clerk,  500 W. Big Beaver Road,  Troy, MI 48084

Important:  Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be completed and submitted with your Election Inspector Application.  Please bring these documents to the City Clerk's Office: US Passport or Driver's License/ID Card, and Social Security card.  The City of Troy requires a copy of your Social Security card to be on file for audit purposes. Students (16-17 years old) must submit Michigan Work Permit with their Student Election inspector Application.  In addition, please complete the Poll Worker's Code of Conduct and return it to the City Clerk's Office.

Requirements: Must be registered voter in the State of Michigan. Must attend a 3-hour (paid) training class prior to working. Students must be at least 16 years old and meet voter registration requirements (except age). 

Hours: Election Days: 6 am - 9 pm (approximately); Part-time hours are available.  Student hours must follow State of Michigan (CA-7) Work Permit guidelines.

Pay: $13.00 per hour (Election Day and training); Chairperson Bonus: $75; Co-Chairperson Bonus: $40

Precinct Duties: Election Inspectors work with the chairperson, co-chairperson, and other inspectors to set up the precinct on Election Day. They assist voters throughout the voting process by checking their identification, verifying that the voter is eligible to vote and is in the correct voting precinct, recording the voter in the electronic poll book, assigning/issuing their ballot, assisting them with tabulating their ballot, as well as resolving any issues that arise during the day. Election Inspectors also assist in closing the precinct after the polls close at 8 pm.  

Absentee Counting Board Duties: Election Inspectors open, separate and count all absentee ballots received by the City Clerk's Office. They are sequestered in the Absentee Counting Board while it is in session. Typical hours are 7am - 9pm, or until the ballot counting is complete.

: Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 248.524.3316 or by email at elections@troymi.gov.

Election Inspector Training

Absent Voter Counting Board (AVCB) Training

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