Poll Workers

Poll Workers are limited to working on designated election days in the Charter Township of Canton. Workers must be registered voters within the State of Michigan without a felony conviction. 


Poll Workers must be able to:

  • Work closely with others
  • Assemble simple voting stations
  • Read and write legibly in the English language
  • Perform simple math calculations
  • Follow instructions provided by the precinct Chairperson
  • Possess inter-personal skills to work with a diverse community population
  • Attend an educational training program (mandatory prior to working an election)

Poll Workers are paid for their service! Below is a list of the typical rates of pay for a full day are: 

  • $200 Election Inspector
  • $300 Chair/Co Chair
  • $100 Student Worker (or 1/2 day)

Poll Worker interest form

If you are interested in being a Poll Worker, please complete this online form: https://cantonclerk.typeform.com/to/XpHLvA (HTML) 


Step #1: Head to our new online Training Center and review all materials carefully. 

Online Training Center

Step #3: Complete Paperwork and Attend Training

Step #4: Complete Knowledge Check Survey (a link to the survey will be sent once all steps above are completed)


The new hire packet (for Inspectors that have never received a paycheck from Canton Township or have been inactive. New Inspectors must complete, print, and attach a void check to this packet and deliver it during their first in-person training session.

View the Required State of Michigan Application every Inspector is required to complete each election YEAR (HTML)

Additional Information

The Charter Township of Canton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.