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New Chief Inspectors

Chief Inspectors manage the polling site, maintain order and supervise election inspectors. They are responsible for making sure all Election Day procedures are followed and troubleshooting any major issues. New applicants must have prior experience working as an Election Inspector.   


  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be 18 years old 
  • Be a resident of the City of Milwaukee
  • Never have been convicted of a felony and not otherwise disqualified from voting 
  • Be able to read and write fluently in the English language 
  • Hold no public office
  • Must have transportation


Chief Inspectors are paid a $325 stipend for a full-day shift on Election Day and $15/hr for training. 

In order to receive payment for training and working on Election day, you must complete an Employee Information Sheet and present a copy of your social security card to the Election Commission by your training date.

Principles, Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Plan and prepare for Election Day
  • Manage Election Inspectors
  • Enforcement of all Election Day policies and procedures
  • Assist and guide voters
  • Manage and maintain order at the polling site
  • See full job description HERE

Experience, Skills and Abilities 

  • EXPERIENCE: Must have experience managing diverse groups of people in a public environment.
  • SKILLS: Communicate clearly and correctly when assigning tasks or giving deadlines; listen and address concerns of Election Inspectors. Must possess excellent customer service skills. Strong clerical and analytical skills. Detail oriented.
  • ABILITIES: Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.

Training Requirement 

Chief Inspectors are required to attend 6 hours of training every two years.


  • FULL - 6:00am until closing procedure are completed (typically 9:00pm).*

To apply to become a Chief Inspector please click the button below. 

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