Information for Poll Workers

Poll Workers are responsible for the following tasks on Election Day:

  • Verifying voter registration
  • Issuing ballotspoll_workers_needed_sign clerk
  • Ensuring voter privacy and ballot secrecy
  • Managing ballot tabulators & electronic poll book software
  • Ensuring the accuracy of critical data
  • Offering instructing on the voting process

Who can serve as a Poll Worker? 

A poll worker must be a registered voter in the State of Michigan. Exception: individuals age 16-17 may serve as a Poll Worker! 

A poll worker cannot be a challenger, candidate, member of a 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. 

How do I become a Poll Worker?

Complete an online Poll Worker Interest Form to be connected with a city or township Clerk! 

Or, you can submit a Poll Worker Application (PDF) directly to the city or township where you choose to apply. You can find your city or township Clerk through the Michigan Voter Information Center

The Clerk will be able to answer any questions you have.

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