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Posted on: March 23, 2018

East Lansing City Clerk Seeks Election Inspectors for Upcoming 2018 Elections

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster is currently seeking civic-minded, qualified citizens to work as paid election inspectors during one or more of the City of East Lansing’s upcoming 2018 elections on Tuesday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Nov. 6.

“By working at our precincts on Election Day, election inspectors play an important role in assisting with the voting process and ensuring the right to vote for all registered voters. They are a vital part of democracy in action and are greatly appreciated for their service,” said Shuster. “An important thing to note is that you do not have to be a registered voter in the City of East Lansing to work as an election inspector during one of our elections. You simply have to be a registered voter in the State of Michigan or a student (ages 16-17).”

Shuster encourages 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. Prior to each election, appointments are made for election inspectors and chairpersons. 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:

  • All-Day Workers - $120
  • Half-Day Workers - $60
  • Chairpersons - $180
  • 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 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 kgardne@cityofeastlansing.com if they would like to sign up again.

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