Election Workers
Apply to Serve as an Election Worker
Looking to get involved? Work the polls on Election Day and be our partner in Democracy!

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

Breitung Township Clerk; 3851 Menominee St; PO Box 160; Quinnesec, MI 49876

Important:  Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be completed and submitted with your Election Inspector Application.  Please bring these documents to the Clerk's Office: US Passport or Driver's License/ID Card and Social Security card.  Students (16-17 years old) must submit Michigan Work Permit with their Student Election inspector Application.

Once your identification is verified, you will be asked to fill out payroll paperwork (federal and state W-4, new hire form, and direct deposit form). You can download these forms from the links in the Quick Links section of this page or we can provide you with paper copies to fill out.

Requirements: Must be registered voter in the State of Michigan. Must attend a [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 Work Permit guidelines.

Pay: $15.00 per hour (Election Day and training); Chairperson Bonus: $82; Co-Chairperson Bonus: $65; Receiving Board Bonus: $55; Full Day Meal Stipend: $49; Half Day Meal Stipend: $27

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 voters their ballot, assisting them with tabulating their ballot, and resolve 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 Clerk's Office. They are sequestered in the Absentee Counting Board Room while it is in session. Typical hours are 7am - 9pm, or until the ballot counting is complete.

Questions?: Contact the Clerk’s Office at 906.779.2050 or by email at clerk@breitungtwp.org.