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City Clerk’s Office Seeking Election Inspectors

by Katy Garavaglia
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Subject:           City Clerk’s Office Seeking Election Inspectors
From:              Benjamin Marentette, City Clerk,, 231-922-4480   
Issued:            June 6, 2018

The City of Traverse City will be rolling out new Election Equipment for the 2018 Elections Season, and now we are looking for motivated and professional workers to serve as Election Inspectors at our nine polling places on Election Day!

There are two elections coming up this year, so the time commitment includes at least two training dates, and Election Days, August 7, 2018 and November 6, 2018, from roughly 5:00 am to 10:00 pm. While this makes for a long day, our inspectors get to experience firsthand the entire process of opening the polls, processing voters, and closing the polls at the end of the night. Election Inspectors must be registered voters in the state of Michigan. All workers are paid for their time, including all trainings, and the City Clerk’s Office will provide all the necessary training in advance.

Our Election Inspectors have the responsibility of providing top notch customer service while maintaining best practices and accountability in the polling place. If this is something you are interested in, but maybe working directly with the public isn’t for you, we also need workers for our Absent Voter Counting Boards! These boards also work on Election Day to process the absentee ballots from our citizens who utilize our Absentee Voting Process.

If you want to serve on the front lines of local voting by working on Election Day, you can find our Election Inspector Application here: If you are interested, but not sure if it’s a good fit, reach out to our City Clerk’s Office at 231-922-4480 or with your questions.

Thank you for serving our Community and helping with the Elections process!