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 Inspector, Bilingual Election Inspector, Chief Inspector and Site Coordinator.
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 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 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 take time from your regular employment to work on the upcoming election days, November 6, 2012, February 19, 2013 and April 2, 2013, please contact Terri Gabriel at 286-3962.
NOTE: There are three different shifts to choose from: 1) 6:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 2) 1:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. or later and 3) 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.
2014 Election Dates
- February 18th (Spring Primary)
- April 2nd (Spring Election)
- August 12th (Partisan Primary)
- November 4th (Fall General)