Become an Election Inspector!

City of East Lansing Election Inspector Information

The East Lansing City Clerk’s Office is always seeking civic-minded, qualified citizens to serve as paid election inspectors. Election inspectors must be registered to vote in the State of Michigan or a student (ages 16-17). East Lansing Election Inspectors do not need to be a registered voter in East Lansing – they can be registered anywhere in the state! Election Inspectors must also attend mandatory training (paid) before Election Day. They should be detail-oriented, friendly and able to work at least a half-day shift. Workers are welcome to work a full day if desired!

Payment is as follows:
$20.00/hour for Election Inspectors
$25.00/hour for Precinct Chairs/Co-Chairs (these positions receive extra training)

Shifts are as follows:
6 am - 2:30 pm
2:00 pm - Close (most likely at least one hour past the close of the polls at 8:00 pm)
All Day

Upcoming Election Dates:
August 6, 2024 - Statewide Primary
November 5, 2024 - General Election

We are currently looking to fill numerous positions including for Election Day, Absentee Ballot Counting Board and Early Voting for both upcoming elections. To apply, please complete the application for Election Inspectors by clicking here. Individuals who previously worked as an East Lansing Election Inspector or Chairperson do not need to re-apply but are asked to email if they would like to sign up again.

Marie McKenna-Wicks, City Clerk -
Amy Gordon, Chief Deputy City Clerk -

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