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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 three positions available at the polls: Election InspectorBilingual Election InspectorChief Inspector.  

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 ($21.75) or retraining ($15.00). 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 6:00 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 6:00 a.m. to close of the voting site. Lunch and dinner breaks are allowed.

Bilingual Election Inspector



 Bilingual Election Inspector Applications

If you are bilingual and able to work on the upcoming election days, please complete an Election Inspector application. 

NOTE: There are two shifts to choose from

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

The Election Commission is in need of additional bilingual (fluent in English/Spanish or English/Hmong 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.



Please complete a Employee Information Sheet whenever your information changes, e.g., name and/or address. Please email us at with any questions or concerns you may have.







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Contact Us

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


2020 Election Dates

  • February 18th
  • April 7th
  • August 11th
  • November 3rd