We want to express our sincere gratitude to the thousands of citizens who have applied to be Election Inspectors (poll workers). With the number of citizens who have applied and registered for a training, we will be able to properly staff 173 polling locations in the City of Milwaukee.
At this time, we are not training or assigning new Election Inspectors for the November General Election. You can still apply here but we will only follow up if there is an emergency or for future elections.
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 $230 (hazard pay increase for 2020 Fall Elections) 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 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 $325 (hazard pay increase for 2020 Fall Elections) 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
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.
Current Election Workers
Please complete a Employee Information Sheet whenever your information changes, e.g., name and/or address. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns you may have.