Election Inspectors

The East Lansing City Clerk's office is always seeking civic-minded, qualified citizens to serve as paid election inspectors. Election inspectors must be registered to vote in the state of Michigan or a student (ages 16-17). East Lansing election inspectors do not need to be a registered voter in East Lansing. Election Inspectors must commit to working on Election Day from 6 a.m. until approximately 10 p.m. They must also attend a mandatory certification class before Election Day. Election inspectors should be detail-oriented, friendly and able to work up to a possible 16-hour day. Payment is as follows:

  • Election Workers - $10/hour
  • Precinct Chairs & Co-Chairs - $12/hour
  • Required 3-hour Training - $10/hour

To apply, please complete the Application for Election Inspectors (PDF) and mail or deliver it to the East Lansing City Clerk's Office at 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. Individuals who previously worked as an East Lansing election inspector or chairperson do not need to re-apply, but they are asked to email kgardne@cityofeastlansing.com if they would like to sign up again.