East Lansing hiring paid election inspectors

East Lansing is looking to hire paid election inspectors for the upcoming November 5th General Election. (Photo Credit: East Lansing City Clerk)

EAST LANSING, Mich. - East Lansing is looking to hire paid election inspectors for the upcoming November 5th General Election.

“Election inspectors play an important role in assisting with the voting process and ensuring the right to vote for all registered voters," said Jennifer Shuster, East Lansing City Clerk. "They are a vital part of democracy in action are greatly appreciated for their service.”

Shuster says those eligible include anyone registered to vote in the state of Michigan, and students ages 16 to 17. Those interested don't need to be a registered voter in East Lansing to work an East Lansing precinct.

Election inspectors will have to take a mandatory certification class before election day, and also be ready to work up to 16 hours on election day.

“We encourage any eligible individual with an interest to consider applying to be an election inspector, including high school and college students looking to gain experience and learn about the latest voting technology,” said Shuster.

Payment is now hourly, with election inspectors paid $10/hour and chairs/co-chairs paid $12/hour. Individuals will be paid for the hours they work on Election Day as well as the mandatory three-hour certification class before Election Day.

Those who wish to apply to be an East Lansing election inspector, can now apply online by clicking here.

Those who have previously worked as an election inspector or chairperson during an East Lansing election do not need to re-apply, but they are asked to email cityclerk@cityofeastlansing.com if they would like to sign up again.

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