Election Inspectors

The Canton Clerk's Office is now accepting applications for the position of precinct inspector. The position of precinct inspector is limited to working on designated election days in the Charter Township of Canton. Inspectors must be a qualified, registered voter within Wayne County and a United States Citizen.


Precinct inspector 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)

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

  • $155 Election Inspector
  • $180 Vice-Chair
  • $190 Chairperson
  • $20 per mandatory training session

Chairpersons may get an additional $20.00 for use of their cell phone on Election Day. Additional pay or increased rates may be available for specialized positions or Inspectors that undergo special training. 

Election Inspector Application

Follow this link to apply to be an Election Inspector: https://bit.ly/2Oe62fy

Inspector Manuals

You can click here to view/download the Canton Township Election Inspector Manual.

Also, a great resource for Election Inspectors is the State of Michigan's website at: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_11976---,00.html 

Finally, you can watch helpful videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MigovBOE/playlists 

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.