Support Fair Elections

January 26, 2024

Support Fair Elections  

In 2024 there remain tactics to suppress voter engagement which serves to limit our democratic power. If voter suppression is allowed to thrive, the outcomes are reflected in the divestment of our community and much needed supportive resources (ex. housing assistance, public transit, senor and youth services). 

Voting ensures that any decisions made will advance and support the population when appropriately represented. If your vote joins with others who are aligned in your voting district, it matters when it comes to electoral results.  For instance, Detroit voters won positions for democratic State Representatives, Senates, and for State Supreme Court judges and ultimately went on to vote and win protection of women's reproductive rights this past year.   

Voting is important also because politicians make decisions that alter our quality of life such as funding city services (ex. public schools, trash removal, and lighting), decisions to support or restrict the utilities industry, and decisions on other community enhancing investments such as mental health services, housing development, and local code enforcements.  

Election Inspectors (i.e. Poll Workers) Needed  

Detroit positions as of Jan 23rd for Ballot Box Inspectors and Electronic Pollbook Inspectors. 

Election inspectors may be assigned different responsibilities. 

At a polling place or early voting site, election inspectors greet and check-in voters, distribute ballots, and assist with vote tabulations. Individuals may also be hired to assist with processing absentee ballots.  Also, workers can be assigned during the early voting period or voting period and on Election Day.   

Rate of pay is based on classification (call the clerk's office for information) 

Job Requirements 

  • You must be at least 16 years of age and a resident of Michigan. 
  • You must be a registered voter in Michigan if 18+ years of age. 
  • You must disclose political party affiliation. 
  • You must be available for the training. (call Department of elections for class schedule for Jan-Feb 2024) 

Job Restrictions 

  • Can not have a felony or election crime conviction. 
  • Can not hold the following positions while employed (Election Challenger, a Candidate, a member of a Candidate's Immediate Family, or a Member of the Local Board of Canvassers.) 


  • Complete form to receive application: Online applications will be sent to your mailing address. Once application is received you can return them through the mail or deliver them to the Department of Elections 2978 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202 
  • Complete application in person: Applicant can request and complete the application in person at The Department of Elections 2978 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit MI 48202.