Become an Election Day Pollworker


Have you ever wondered how you can become more active in city government?

There are plenty of opportunities for you that do not involve running for elected office. Detroit has 503 voting precincts and 134 absentee counting boards. During an election, each of these precincts and boards requires a staff of paid precinct inspectors to assist voters as they arrive at the polls on Election Day.

Registered voters interested in serving as precinct inspectors must submit an election inspector application and take a brief test at the Detroit Department of Elections. In addition to your name, address and date of birth, applicants must include their political party preference and qualifications to fill the position such as education or experience.

A precinct inspector who is 18 years of age or older must be a registered voter of the State. They 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.

Citizens who are 16 and 17 may also apply and work as a precinct inspector.

Come to the Department of Elections and complete the

election inspector application


The Department of Elections is located at 

Detroit Department of Elections

2978 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm