The City Clerk’s Office is seeking election inspectors to assist with the upcoming election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Duties of election inspectors include assisting voters at the polls, checking voter registrations, entering names into poll books and setting up voting stations. The City of Battle Creek has 23 precincts that serve 39,000 voters.
To be eligible to work as an election inspector, anyone interested must:
Be age 16 to 18 and a Michigan resident or; be age 18 or older, a U.S. citizen and a registered Michigan voter
Attend a training session
Be able to work at any polling location
Be able to work from 6 a.m. on Election Day until the polls have closed and final balancing is complete
Be available for additional balancing at the Calhoun County Board of Canvassers as necessary
Not ever have been convicted of a felony or election crime.
Inspectors typically work a 16-hour day, beginning at 6 a.m., and are paid $10 per hour. Some partial shifts are available.
To apply for an election inspector position, those interested may complete an application at the city’s website, www.battlecreekmi.gov. Click on Learn More under 2016 Elections in the City Spotlight section of the home page, then the Election Inspectors tab. Potential inspectors must return the application – along with a copy of their driver’s license or state ID and Social Security card – to the Clerk’s Office (10 N. Division St., Suite 111, Battle Creek, MI 49014).
The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 31.