State of Michigan Looking for Election Workers

July 24, 2020

Election jurisdictions around the State of Michigan have an immediate need for election workers – a paid position that helps serve our democracy. To be eligible, election workers must be a registered voter of the state if they are 18 or older or are a 16- or 17-year-old resident of Michigan.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people who have served as election workers at our polling places are unable to do so. With the Aug. 4 primary elections upon us and the November general election around the corner, election workers are needed to serve on the front lines of our democracy. To keep election workers and voters safe, all election jurisdictions have been provided gloves, disposable masks, spray disinfectant or disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer and face shields, as well as protocols for hygiene and social distancing. All election workers will wear masks and voters are strongly encouraged to do the same.

All election workers are paid for their time by the community they serve, and every registered voter in Michigan is eligible to serve. To learn more and sign up to be one of the most valuable players in the team sport of democracy, please visit