State Seeks Poll Workers for Nov. 8 Election – Here’s How You Can Help

Posted on October 12, 2022 by Matt Bach

We’re sharing this from our friends at the Michigan Department of State. It’s a call to action for more election workers for the upcoming Nov. 8 general election.

The Michigan Department of State is seeking help in addressing our state’s critical need for more poll workers for the November Election in Michigan. Local clerks are seeking workers with skills in organization, customer service, project management and computer software and technology, and typically hire and train workers one to two months in advance of Election Day – so now is the best time to share this opportunity.

Please help spread the word and encourage residents and supporters in your communities to sign-up through the state’s non-partisan poll worker recruitment program, Democracy MVP. Those interested can get started and sign up at

There is also a stakeholder toolkit (also available online here) that communities can use in promoting the need for poll workers. This toolkit contains sample graphics and language available for your use in promoting this opportunity, as well as a list of Frequently Asked Questions about working elections in Michigan and the Democracy MVP program.

Get all the details at

Here are the details to becoming an election worker and getting paid to do so:

If you are interested in serving, complete the below steps to join the Democracy MVP team! 

Please note: Democracy MVP does not recruit or hire election challengers or poll watchers. What’s the difference?

Once submitted, your information will be provided to local election clerks looking to hire workers for upcoming elections. Learn more about the interest form
Complete the election inspector interest form

Step 2: Apply with a local clerk directly.
You can increase your chance of being hired to serve as an election inspector on Election Day by contacting a local clerk directly. Learn more about applying at clerk’s offices.

Step 3: Wait to be contacted 
Applying as an election inspector is applying for a job. This means you may be contacted by a local clerk to be hired, or you may not! For updates on your application, please contact the local clerk’s office where you applied directly. Learn more about the hiring process.

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