Election Workers

Precinct Inspectors

Looking for a great way to get involved, meet new people, and earn some money—but don’t have a lot of time to devote? Become an election inspector!

Ferndale’s nine precincts and two absentee voter counting boards are staffed by precinct inspectors each election from 6:00 a.m. until polls close and election procedures are completed at the end of the night. The more staff we have, the faster and smoother the process goes for everyone. Compensation is currently $13.00 per hour for precinct inspectors and $15.00 an hour for chairs.

If you’re interested in getting involved, we’d love to hear from you. Start by checking out the job description and the qualifications below, then complete the Precinct Inspector Application. Note: Michigan law requires that your application be filled out in your own handwriting. When complete, you can either drop off your application at City Hall or mail it to the Ferndale City Clerk's Office, 300 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale MI 48220.


  • Must be a registered voter in Michigan
  • Must declare political party affiliation on precinct inspector application
  • Must be able to attend training session a weekend before election
  • Must be able to remain with election chair until all procedures are finished on election night
  • Moderate to advanced computer skills are highly desired

Be sure to read our newsletter for even more information for precinct inspectors!


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