Election Inspectors

UPDATE ON 10/13/2020: The Clerk's Office is no longer accepting applications for Election Inspectors for the November General Election. We encourage interested Inspectors to reach out to other local Clerk's to offer assistance. 

The position of Election Inspector is limited to working on designated election days in the Charter Township of Canton. Inspectors must be a qualified, registered voter within the State of Michigan without a felony conviction. 


Precinct inspector must be able to:

  • Work closely with others
  • Assemble simple voting stations
  • Read and write legibly in the English language
  • Perform simple math calculations
  • Follow instructions provided by the precinct chairperson
  • Possess inter-personal skills to work with a diverse community population
  • Attend an educational training program (mandatory prior to working an election)

Election Inspectors are paid for their service! Below is a list of the typical rates of pay for a full day are: 

  • $200 Election Inspector
  • $300 Co-Chair
  • $100 Student Worker (1/2 Day)

Election Inspector interest form

Those interested in being an Election Inspector must complete this form so Canton Township can provide notifications about upcoming training: https://bit.ly/2Oe62fy (HTML)

Inspector Training Videos

Download & Read this Manual (AVCB OPTIONAL)

View/download the Canton Township Election Inspector Manual (PDF)

View/download the Canton Township AVCB Inspector Manual (PDF)

Watch Videos (These are just example videos - refer to the manual)

Opening the Polls (HTML - External Site) 

Processing Voters (HTML - External Site) 

Closing the Polls (HTML - External Site) 

EPB - Laptop - Beginning to End Video (HTML - External Site)

Safe Vote - Processing Voters During COVID (HTML - External Site)

(Optional) Chair Training - 09/2020 (HTML - External Site)

Complete Knowledge Check - Required

Clerk's Office will contact Inspector's with a link to the Online KNowledge Check one the New Hire Packet has been submitted and reviewed by HR. 


View the new hire packet (for Inspectors that have never received a paycheck from Canton Township)(PDF). New Inspectors must complete, print, and attach a void check to this packet and deliver it during their first training session.

View the Required State of Michigan Application every Inspector is required  to complete (HTML)

Also, a great resource for Election Inspectors is the State of Michigan’s website at: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_11976---,00.html (HTML)

Additional Information

The Charter Township of Canton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.