Election Inspector Information and Resources
Become an Election Inspector
Become one of democracy's most valuable players -- sign up to become an Election Inspector today!
Election Inspectors ensure free and fair elections for all and our democracy needs election workers more than ever. Serving as an Election Inspector is a paid position and requires training and certification on proper protocols. Election Inspectors cannot be a challenger, candidate, member of candidate's immediate family, or a member of the local Board of Canvassers. Anyone convicted of a felony or an election crime may not serve as an Election Inspector.
Apply to be an Election Inspector
If you are interested in becoming an Election Inspector for the City of Midland and have not already submitted an application in the last two years, please complete the application below, print, sign, and return by mail, e-mail, or in person to the City Clerks Office. Please note, the application MUST be physically signed and you are required by law to select a political party affiliation in order to completed the application
- You must be a U.S. Citizen
- You must be at least 16 years old (if under 18 a work permit is required)
- You cannot have any felony convictions on your records
- You must be able to interact with the public in a friendly, professional manner
- You must be available to attend at least one training class to be certified
- You must, depending on your roll, be available from at least 6:00 a.m. on Election Day, until cleanup is completed, typically around 9:00 -10:00 p.m., though some roles such as delivery, set/up, or the receiving board have different day and time requirements.
Current Election Inspectors for the City of Midland can expect e-mail notification about 75 days prior to an election to see if you are available to work. Please keep these dates on your calendar:
- November 2, 2021
- August 2, 2022
- November 8, 2022
If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk's Office at 989-837-3310 or by e-mail at Clerk@midland-mi,org.
For those who would like some additional reference materials to review, please visit the below sites, but note that the City of Midland Clerk's Office will provide more specific guides to your roll and our community for training and on Election Day.
- To preview your ballot and become more familiar with what you will be providing to voters, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to confirm your registration, and then you can see your ballot.
- To request an absentee ballot (since you will not necessarily be assigned to your own precinct on Election Day) apply online through the Michigan Voter Information Center.
- Secretary of State Election Inspector Training Manual – More than everything you ever wanted to know.
- State of Michigan Precinct Inspector Guide Summary
Information on and for Election Guests – Challengers, Poll Watchers, and More
- Election Challengers & Poll Watchers – Summary of Rights and Duties (PDF)
- Appointment, Rights, and Duties of Election Challengers and Poll Watchers (PDF)
- The Challenge Process: Questions and Answers (PDF)