FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Be a Poll Worker – Detroit
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I Eligible to Become a Poll Worker?
In general, poll workers must be registered voters. However, 16- and 17-year-olds are eligible to serve in certain cases. You may not serve as a poll worker if you have been convicted of a felony or an election crime.
What Do Poll Workers Do?
The roles and duties of poll workers vary depending on the needs in each community. Poll workers can assist with opening and closing the precinct, process voters using a special laptop called an electronic pollbook, and process and tabulate absentee ballots, among other things.
Where Will I Be Assigned to Work?
Electronic Pollbook Inspectors will be assigned to one of Detroit’s 503 polling precincts. Absentee Counting Board Inspectors will be assigned to the TCF Center (formerly Cobo Hall).
What Are Poll Workers’ Hours?
Poll workers must be prepared to work the entire day on Election Day. This means arriving before 7 a.m. and staying until after 8 p.m.
Are Poll Workers Paid?
Yes. In Detroit, Electronic Pollbook Inspectors will be paid $240 for their work on Election Day and a mandatory training session. In Detroit, Absentee Counting Board Inspectors will be paid $250 for their work on Election Day and a mandatory training session.
What Should I Bring with Me?
In order to ensure you are most comfortable and prepared for your day as a poll worker, please bring any food or medications that you will need.
What If I Have Additional Questions?
If you have additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.