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Election Workers!

The City of Milwaukee Election Commission is looking for hardworking citizens that have a dedication to democracy and protecting voter rights to work at the polls.

   

Below is a brief description and applications for four positions available at the polls: Election InspectorBilingual Election InspectorChief Inspector and Site Coordinator.  

Election Inspector 

 

 

 Election Inspector Applications 

 

Election Inspectors play a vital role at voting sites. They work directly with voters and assist them in any of the following capacities:

 

  • Check-in registered voters and provide the voters with a ballot and voter number.
  • Register qualified individuals to vote who are new voters or have an address or name change.
  • Handle the voting machine to verify ballots are accepted and give out "I Voted" stickers.

Election Inspectors are paid $130 for a full-day shift and are required to attend one paid training class ($15). To receive training class payment, you are required to work on Election Day. Lunch and dinner breaks are allowed for full-day shift workers. A full-day shift is 6:30 a.m. to close of the voting site.


Chief Inspector

 

 

 Chief Inspector Applications

 

Chief Inspectors manage the voting site and ensure all operating procedures are followed. Chiefs are also responsible for completing Election Day documentation, reconciling voter numbers and ballots, and resolving voter concerns.

 

Chief Inspectors are paid $160 and must work a full-day shift. An additional $25 is included for attending the mandatory training class. To receive training class payment, Chiefs are required to work on Election Day for the full-day shift. A full-day shift is 6:30 a.m. to close of the voting site. Lunch and dinner breaks are allowed.


Site Coordinator

 

 Site Coordinator Applications

 

Site Coordinators help manage the voting sites to reduce waiting times. They assist Chief Inspectors with logistical issues at the voting sites and assists voters in any of the following capacities:

  • Determine whether voters are in the correct voting site.
  • Confirm whether are registered.
  • Help Election Day registrants with their forms.

The Site Coordinator position is a volunteer position (i.e., not paid) but requires attendance at a training class. Lunch and dinner breaks are allowed for full-day shift workers. A full-day shift is 6:30 a.m. to close of the voting site.


Bilingual Election Inspector 

 

 

 Bilingual Election Inspector Applications

If you are bilingual and able to work on the upcoming election days, please contact Terri Gabriel at 286-3962.

NOTE: There are three different shifts to choose from

  • 6:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. or later
  • 6:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. or later
 

The Election Commission is in need of additional bilingual (fluent English- and Spanish-speaking) poll workers.

 


 

The experiences at the polls are highly rewarding, challenging, interesting and personally satisfying.  Many of the City's Election Inspectors have worked in these positions for 15 to 40 years.  We hope that you will consider contributing your time to strong elections in Milwaukee.

 

CURRENT ELECTION WORKERS

Please complete a Change of Information form whenever your information changes, e.g., name and/or address.

 

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Contact Us

City Hall
200 East Wells Street
Room 501
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

414-286-3491

2014 Election Dates

  • April 1st
  • April 29th (Aldermanic District 15 only)
  • August 12th
  • November 4th