Election Inspectors are paid to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. Some of their responsibilities include checking voters’ registration records and recording that they voted, distributing ballots, assisting voters and maintaining order within the voting precinct.
Qualifications to be appointed as an Election Inspector:
- Must have sufficient education and clerical ability to perform the duties of office.
- Must complete and file an application with a City or Township Clerk.
An Inspector cannot be a challenger, a candidate for nomination or election to any office on the ballot or a member of a candidate’s immediate family. Immediate family is defined as the individual’s father, mother, brother, sister, spouse or any relative residing in the same household with that person. In addition, anyone convicted of a felony or an election crime can not be an Inspector.
High School students 16 – 17 years of age can be Election Inspectors.
- With the exception of being qualified and registered voters, students must meet all of the other requirements.
- Students are required to receive permission from their school and are subject to the provisions of child labor laws.
- Students cannot serve as precinct chairpersons.
Please contact the Livingston County Clerk’s Office at (517) 546-8177 or your City or Township Clerk’s Office for additional information.