The City of Gladwin is always looking for qualified residents to help manage local voting precincts on Election Day.  The election inspector’s job is critical to ensuring a fair and efficient election process.  He or she performs duties such as issuing ballots, maintaining precinct records, ensuring that all laws governing the operation of polling places are upheld, and finalizing paperwork at the end of the evening to close out the polls. 

To be considered for an appointment as an election inspector, an interested person must:

  • Be a registered voter of the county in which he or she is applying.
  • Be at least 16 years old.  The voter registration requirement is waived for inspectors under 18.
  • Submit an Election Inspector Application to any city or township clerk within the applicant’s county of residence.
  • Be willing to declare a political party preference so that a balanced election board is ensured.
  • Attend election-worker training.

A person is ineligible to serve as an election worker if:

  • He or she is a candidate for any office in that election.
  • He or she has an immediate family member who is a candidate for any office in that election.
  • He or she has ever been convicted of a felony or an election crime.

Applicants should be prepared to put in long hours on Election Day.  Workers are expected to be at the precinct before the polls open at 7:00 a.m. and to help complete the election process after the 8:00 p.m. closing.