Information for Poll Workers

Early Voting Site Poll Workers Needed for the 2024 Presidential Primary!

Please read on to declare your interest in serving. 

Poll Workers are responsible for the following tasks:

  • Verifying voter registration
  • Issuing ballotspoll_workers_needed_sign clerk
  • Ensuring voter privacy and ballot secrecy
  • Managing ballot tabulators & electronic poll book software
  • Ensuring the accuracy of critical data
  • Offering instructing on the voting process
  • Processing and tabulating Absentee Ballots

Who can serve as a Poll Worker? 

A poll worker must be a registered voter in the State of Michigan. Exception: individuals age 16-17 may serve as a Poll Worker! 

A poll worker cannot be a challenger, candidate, member of a candidate’s immediate family, or a member of the local Board of Canvassers. Anyone convicted of a felony or an election crime may not serve. 

How do I become a Poll Worker?

Complete an online Poll Worker Interest Form!

Or, you can submit a Poll Worker Application (PDF) directly to the city/township or County Clerk's office where you choose to apply. You can find your city or township clerk through the Michigan Voter Information Center. Applications to serve as an Early Voting site Poll Worker can be submitted to the Washtenaw County Clerk at [email protected] or by mail/in-person to: Washtenaw County Clerk Elections Division, 200 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48107.

Want more Information?

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  • Poll Worker Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
  • Email the Washtenaw County Clerk - Elections Division or call us at (734) 222-6730. 
  • Check out the main Election page for information on upcoming elections, candidates & proposals, election results, precinct & district maps, campaign finance disclosure & other information.