Workers Wanted: Polling workers needed

Posted at 7:25 AM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 10:04:25-04

Before you know it, we'll be lining up again at the polls for this year's elections.

But did you know finding enough people to staff polling locations can be a major challenge?

So, clerks are looking to fill those positions now.

Clerks in Wayne County have reached out to us for help. From Detroit to Canton, Trenton to Northville, the need is great.

The one-day jobs are for the August 2nd primary and the November 8th general election.

You must be at least 16 to work at a polling location.

If you're over 18, you must be a registered Michigan voter. 

Additional notes: You cannot have a felony conviction. Training is provided. Computer skills are in high demand. Pay ranges from $100-to-$160 for the day, depending on the jurisdiction. Hours vary, too.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Some communities will need poll workers a couple of hours over that time slot. 

Contact the city, township or village clerk near you to apply.

Click here for the application that can be submitted to any local clerk.