The next 2018 elections are around the corner, and the City Clerk’s Office seeks neighbors from the community to help work at the city’s 23 precincts for the Aug. 7 primary and Nov. 6 general elections.
Positions available are precinct chairperson, computer operator, and election inspector. At this time, chairpersons will receive $12 per hour, computer operators receive $11 per hour, and election inspectors earn $10 per hour.
Duties include assisting voters at the polls, checking voter registrations, entering names into poll books, and setting up voting stations. The city’s precincts serve about 39,000 voters.
To be eligible, anyone interested must:
- Be age 16-18 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 (typically a 16-hour day)
- 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
To apply for one of these positions, complete the application at the city’s website, battlecreekmi.gov/elections. Click the Election Inspectors tab and scroll to the application link. Return the application, with a copy of your 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.